jason bailey http://wfpl.org en Bumping Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Help Kentucky Workers, Reduce Child Poverty http://wfpl.org/post/bumping-minimum-wage-1010-would-help-kentucky-workers-reduce-child-poverty <p>Raising Kentucky's minimum wage would reduce child poverty and help about a quarter of the state's workers, said a brief released Wednesday by an economic think tank.</p><p>The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy say a $10.10 per hour minimum wage would lead to a boost in consumer spending.</p><p>That, they say, would spur job creation and allow low-income families to make ends meet.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8407 at http://wfpl.org Bumping Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Help Kentucky Workers, Reduce Child Poverty Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says http://wfpl.org/post/internet-sales-tax-bill-could-restore-some-state-budget-cuts-kentucky-group-says <p>Your online purchases could alleviate some of Kentucky's budget woes.</p><p>The federal legislation that allows states to collect sales taxes from more online retailers would benefit the Kentucky state budget, argues a policy group focused on economic policy.</p><p>If such legislation passed, Kentucky could gain $130 million to $200 million in revenue per year, the state's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blue Ribbon Tax Commission has estimated.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 17:34:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 5516 at http://wfpl.org Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says