tax http://wfpl.org en Mayor Greg Fischer's Gas Tax Would Cost JCPS http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischers-gas-tax-would-cost-jcps <p>Louisville Mayor Greg <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-residents-slam-mayor-s-lge-fee">Fischer’s proposed franchise fee on natural gas </a>could have a significant impact on the Jefferson County Public School system, district officials told WFPL.</p><p>If a fee is approved by the Metro Council at Thursday's meeting, the school district may see an additional cost of nearly $120,000 per year, according to a statement from the district’s chief financial officer, Cordelia Hardin.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:52:21 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9501 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer's Gas Tax Would Cost JCPS Local Kentucky School Tax Revenue and Results, A Complicated Matter http://wfpl.org/post/local-kentucky-school-tax-revenue-and-results-complicated-matter <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-school-tax-revenue-varies-widely-between-rich-and-poor-districts">As we reported Thursday</a>, the amount of local revenue that school districts could potentially generate by raising taxes varies widely. Some of the richer areas can raise hundreds of dollars more per student than others. Some say that's created another type of inequity in school funding over the past few years while per-pupil spending at the state level has deceased.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:14:57 +0000 Devin Katayama 7890 at http://wfpl.org Local Kentucky School Tax Revenue and Results, A Complicated Matter JCPS School Board Member David Jones Jr. Talks Tax Increases, Says More Restructuring Needed http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-school-board-member-david-jones-jr-talks-tax-increases-says-more-restructuring-needed <p>Jefferson County Board of Education member David Jones Jr. says although the board’s recently approved tax increase will bring in new revenue, real savings and supports will come from making the district more efficient.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:08:52 +0000 Devin Katayama 6662 at http://wfpl.org JCPS School Board Member David Jones Jr. Talks Tax Increases, Says More Restructuring Needed Oldham School Board Votes On Maximum Tax Hike Tonight http://wfpl.org/post/oldham-school-board-votes-maximum-tax-hike-tonight <p>The Oldham County School Board will vote Wednesday night on whether to approve its largest tax increase of the past 10 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Will Wells says<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/oldham-county-school-district-reduces-bus-routes-changes-start-and-dismissal-times">the district has already made $3 million in cuts</a> and part of balancing the district's budget will also require raising taxes, which he says will allow Oldham Schools to maintain the academic programs that are working.</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:20:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 6650 at http://wfpl.org Oldham School Board Votes On Maximum Tax Hike Tonight Is a Local Sales Tax Option Good for Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/local-sales-tax-option-good-louisville <p>Mayor Fischer <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/fischer-pushes-local-sales-tax-option-chamber-meeting">has been an outspoken proponent</a> of a local sales tax option for the city. At the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce&#39;s annual meeting in July, he explained:&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 16:08:49 +0000 Laura Ellis 1206 at http://wfpl.org Is a Local Sales Tax Option Good for Louisville? U of L Approved for State's Largest TIF District http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-approved-states-largest-tif-district <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s economic development cabinet has granted final approval for a special taxing district near the University of Louisville&rsquo;s Belknap campus.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The over 900-acre tax increment financing district is the largest ever approved by the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; The TIF program will allow U of L to keep a portion of state and local taxes generated within the district.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:54:30 +0000 Devin Katayama 836 at http://wfpl.org U of L Approved for State's Largest TIF District