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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A good start. That's what Kentucky lawmakers are saying about Gov. Steve Beshear's tax reform proposal. Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson tried to sell the plan Tuesday to a House Committee.
The reform proposal cuts some taxes, raises others and expands the sales tax. Abramson told lawmakers it would generate more than $200 million in extra revenue. "The governor and I have both said that our proposal is not in concrete.
It's a balanced approach. There are arguments for a little higher here and a little lower there. Add these in, do away with those proposals. And we're open to discuss them with both House members and Senate members," Abramson said.
Gov. Beshear says he will not ask lawmakers to vote on the proposal unless he believes there is a consensus for passage.