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Lawmakers Pass Tax Break Bills, but Also Say They’re Concerned About Them

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State lawmakers have touted their support of a bill that eliminates the so-called “pink tax” on feminine hygiene products and gives a tax credit to teachers buying supplies. It also restores a $250,000 income tax break for lawyers and lobbyists. And it can seem to be a mixed message Republican leaders are sending on tax policy. This… Read More

Kentucky on a map

Regional Offices in Kentucky to Issue Real ID Licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky transportation official says the state plans to set up 12 regional offices to issue special driver’s licenses that will be needed in less than a year to board domestic airline flights. Media outlets report that the transportation official, Matt Henderson, told state lawmakers on Monday that the state eventually… Read More

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray speaks at the EnVision Forum

Black Lung Trust Fund Likely Burdened by Murray Bankruptcy

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The recent bankruptcy of Murray Energy is likely to significantly increase the debt of a struggling federal trust fund that supports disabled miners’ health care expenses. According to court filings, Murray Energy could be responsible for as much as $155 million under the Black Lung Act and general workers’ compensation, but testimony from the Government Accountability… Read More