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Beshear's plan to revamp Kentucky's tax code gets first review by legislative panel
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM EST
Gov. Steve Beshear's plan to revamp Kentucky's tax code has undergone its first round of public scrutiny by a legislative committee.
The wide-ranging plan drew a series of questions and comments from committee members.
Rep. Jim Wayne worried the proposal to extend the state's 6 percent sales tax to some services could hit low-income Kentuckians especially hard.
Rep. Jody Richards warned that reducing a pension income tax break for wealthy retirees would eat into pensions that dwindle as people live longer.
The panel took no vote on the package.