The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s board has approved a tuition increase and raises for full-time staff for next year. The state’s Council on Post-Secondary Education still needs to grant final approval this Thursday, but the KCTCS is within the council’s 4% tuition cap.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission are seeking public comment to help develop recommendations on overhauling the state tax code. Abramson says around 100 people attended the first of six regional public hearings Tuesday night. The commission wraps up public meetings in August and will have three months to finish the plan by a November deadline. Once complete, Abramson is hopeful the plan will pass the legislature.
Tea party candidate Thomas Massie says he likes his chances this fall after winning the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Massie has the backing of many national tea party groups and of U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The Lewis County Judge-Executive gathered just under half of the vote in a seven person primary, greatly out-distancing his two closest contenders.
A record breaking number of voters are registered to cast ballots in Kentucky’s May 22nd Presidential Primary. The total number of eligible voters outdistances the previous mark by more than 35,000. The Secretary of State’s office says the vast majority of new voters registered when they got a driver’s license.