WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon August 1, 2011
Candidate Williams Stresses Tax Reform for Job Creation
By Dan Modlin
Bowling Green, KY – Senate President David Williams says the need for tax reform in the Commonwealth is becoming more apparent as Kentucky's jobless rate remains above national levels.
Speaking with WKU Public Radio, Williams said he was especially concerned that the Commonwealth needs to be competitive with bordering states in attracting and building jobs. Pointing to the state of Tennessee, he said, "There are over nine hundred thousand more Tennesseans working than there are Kentuckians, and the per capita income is higher."
Williams is making a number of campaign stops in Western Kentucky this week, leading up to the Fancy Farm Picnic. The lawmaker from Burkesville is running against incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear and Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith in the November election.