Economy

Economy
2:32 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Study Shows Unemployed, Uneducated Youth in Kentucky, Nation Increasing

A nonprofit group said Monday the number of young adults who are not in school and unemployed in Kentucky and around the nation is skyrocketing. The children's advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation said in the report that U.S. youth employment rates for both 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds are the lowest they've been in 50 years.

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Economy
12:50 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Ft. Campbell Division Commander Hoping Congress Avoids "Catastrophic" Cuts

Soldiers from Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

If the Army’s 101st Airborne Division Commander knows what impact the upcoming “fiscal cliff” will have on the unit, he’s not saying. Major General James McConville leads the 24,000 soldiers in the 101st based at Fort Campbell. McConville says  he doesn’t want to find out what the automatic defense cuts required by the 2011 Budget Control Act will mean for his soldiers.

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Economy
8:18 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Officials Say Kentucky Tax Amnesty Program Will Hit Revenue Goal

State officials say Kentucky’s latest round of tax amnesty will be a success. Tax delinquents have until 9 pm Friday to file their request for amnesty with the state Department of Revenue. If delinquents pay the taxes they owe plus a penalty before the deadline, they can avoid additional punishment.

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Economy
2:46 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Stumbo: Kentucky Gambling Bill Can Start in the House January

House Speaker Greg Stumbo is no longer demanding that any legislation calling for a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Kentucky start in the Senate. "That line in the sand doesn't have to be drawn anymore," Stumbo told reporters during a Capitol press conference on Thursday. "I don't care if it's a House bill or a Senate bill."

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Economy
10:22 am
Thu November 29, 2012

House Bill 1: Reigning In Tax Districts Top Legislative Priority in Kentucky

The No. 1 priority for the Kentucky House in 2013 is set: Tackling recommendations from a recent report that found that special tax districts have big budgets and little oversight.  Auditor Adam Edelen recently finished a report on the districts, detailing billions of dollars in spending with little or no oversight.

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Economy
10:19 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Expert: Ending Tax Break Would Hit Tennessee Hard

A tax expert is warning state officials that Tennessee would be among the hardest-hit states if federal officials don't resolve the so-called fiscal cliff. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Dr. Stan Chervin updated Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials, saying states that depend heavily on sales taxes for revenue would feel the most stress if tax breaks are not extended.

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Economy
8:14 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Kentucky Tax Reform Panel's Last Meeting Set for Next Week

What is expected to be the final meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform has been set for next week in Frankfort. Members will be finalizing their recommendations for reforming Kentucky's tax code in the meeting that's set for Dec. 6.

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Economy
1:54 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Kentucky Fields Thousands of Calls About Tax Amnesty

The Department of Revenue has fielded up to 1,000 calls a day in the final week of Kentucky's amnesty offer to delinquent taxpayers. The rising interest has prompted the Department of Revenue to extend operating hours at 10 field offices around the state.

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Economy
1:15 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Stumbo: Make High Earning Kentucky Pensioners Pay More to Help Fund System

State employees with higher pensions should pay more to help the underfunded systems recover, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview. One thing Stumbo doesn't want to see is lawmakers floating bonds to help pay for the state’s underfunded pensions.

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The Price at the Pump
1:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Gasoline Prices Expected to Break Records

Gasoline Prices

The recent downtrend in gasoline prices has been welcome news for many American motorists, but the Petroleum Analysts at GasBuddy.com say the cost of filling the tank will hit a new record high this Thanksgiving.

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