Daviess Judge Executive Al Mattingly didn’t get to testify in Frankfort yesterday, but he says if the House committee had called on him he would have supported House Bill 2, which passed the committee, and now will be considered by the full House. The bill will put local option sales tax on the ballot as an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, and if that happens, and a majority of Kentuckians approve it, cities and counties would have the option to vote on a local 1% temporary sales tax to pay for improvement projects. The legislation is sponsored by Democrat Tommy Thompson of Philpot. If it passes the House it would likely end up in the Republican Senator Joe Bowen’s State and Local Government Committee. Joe has yet to commit on local option sales tax.
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