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From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh 

Legislation that would give Kentuckians tax credits for making energy improvements to their homes won unanimous approval Monday in the state House of Representatives. The legislation, sponsored by House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins, would provide credits of up to 500-dollars per taxpayer for residential projects, like solar and wind power systems.

“All of us understand the significance and importance of the energy issue. I am one of those people who believe there is no other issue that has a greater impact on our economy — the economy of this great commonwealth and the economy of this great nation,” said Adkins.

The energy bill now moves to the Senate. The Senate yesterday unanimously approved legislation aimed at boosting recreational tourism across the commonwealth. The measure, which promotes development of hiking, horse and ATV trails, now heads to the House.