Regional
9:45 am
Fri February 20, 2004

House Speaker Say Governor Should Move on Tax Code

Frankfort, KY – The top ranking Democrat in the Kentucky General
Assembly says Governor Fletcher should not
abandon his pursuit of a new tax code. House
Speaker Jody Richards says he and other Democrats
in the House think change is needed.

House Democrats and Governor Fletcher are at an
impasse about how to proceed with the issue. Fletcher
wants private talks to learn whether Democrats will
agree to a plan, but Democrats are insisting that Fletcher
should first present a plan, and should make it public.

A spokesman for the Governor says Fletcher will roll out
a plan on his own terms and in a venue of his choosing.