Many Open Questions Remain on Tax Increases Passed During Legislative Session

By Representative Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY–Legislators often name bills in honor of those who served as inspiration for the proposed changes, but for some reason, House and Senate leaders overlooked a truly golden opportunity when they rushed major tax changes through the General Assembly last month. To correct that oversight, I have come up with… Continue Reading

Editorial by Rep. Dennis Keene – Many Open Questions Remain on Tax Increases Passed During Legislative Session

Frankfort, KY–Legislators often name bills in honor of those who served as inspiration for the proposed changes, but for some reason, House and Senate leaders overlooked a truly golden opportunity when they rushed major tax changes through the General Assembly last month. To correct that oversight, I have come up with what I think is… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene April 24, 2018

FRANKFORT – When historians look back on the 2018 legislative session, most of their attention will understandably be focused on three things: the state’s budget, the corresponding tax plan and public-pension reform.  They didn’t generate every headline, but there’s no doubt they accounted for most. Dozens of other bills, however, completed the same journey as those… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene April 9, 2018

FRANKFORT – The common thread binding all good legislation is that, by the time the actual vote arrives, the outcome is all but a foregone conclusion. It takes a lot of effort to get to that point, of course.  Stakeholders need to be included early on, because they are the ones who will be most affected… Continue Reading

Why I oppose this budget

By Representative Dennis Keene, Minority House Caucus Chairman House Minority Leadership- Rep. Rocky Adkins, Rep. Wilson Stone and I, were excluded from conference committee meetings on the budget last week because of partisan politics. So when the budget was finally unveiled, just a few hours before we were asked to vote on it, there was… Continue Reading

Rep. Dennis Keene Frankfort Update: A vote against gutting the state workers and teachers health insurance fund

Rep. Dennis Keene Frankfort Update: A vote against gutting the state workers and teachers health insurance fund

FRANKFORT –Last evening the House voted on the two-part budget bill. I voted against the revenue portion of the bill because it guts the state workers health insurance fund, removing $480,000 million from the savings pool, paid by state workers and teachers.  The revenue bill also included tax increases and if we are going to raise… Continue Reading

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