When elected, I will represent the people of the 5th District by sponsoring legislation to lower our state income tax to gradually phase it out completely.
Sharing a border with Tennessee means that our district has to compete with a state that has zero personal income tax.
Sixty years ago Kentucky and Tennessee were approximately the same size, shared the same values, had the same number of Congressional representatives, had the same kind of roads and infrastructure.
Tennessee understood that more business and industry would be attracted to their state with a tax laws that were more favorable to individuals and companies alike.
They understood, even then, that they could grow their economy and thus tax based revenue by allowing people to have and keep more of their own hard earned money to invest in their own entrepreneurial enterprises and family businesses.
Tax rates are important for attracting new business and industry - the lower the better and the broader the tax base.
We must lower the Commonwealth's income taxes to do better than other states - and we need to do it now.