Left-leaning advocacy group Kentuckians For the Commonwealth held a protest Wednesday in Paducah against Governor Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state tax code. Bevin was in Paducah to sign the ‘Leeper Act’ - lifting the state’s nuclear moratorium. He has said he plans to call a special session in the coming months to overhaul the tax code in an effort to address the ailing pension system. KFTC representative Amanda Groves said the governor’s proposed tax reform plan isn’t about reform at all.
“Instead of being a tax reform it is a tax shift. It has been proposed that the top of the ladder will get a tax cut. So it’s not tax reform if the taxes are being shifted to the working class.” Groves said.
She said there are “always other ways” to fix issues like the pension system but didn’t specify what those would be. Groves said the protest was only in relation to the proposed tax overhaul, but said KFTC is concerned with lifting the nuclear moratorium.