Kentucky Senate and House leaders began negotiations Monday on a two year spending plan for the state. At the same time, outside the capitol, a symbolic yard sale was going on to make a point about the need for more revenue.
The demonstrators were underscoring what they believe is the need for a more equitable tax system which could increase revenue by more than 400 million dollars a year. “I feel like we’re just working on the present and not thinking about the long term effects,” said Rosanne Klarer, a retired teacher from Scott County.
Lawmakers are in talks about a $19.5 billion dollar budget for the next two years which would slash funding to most agencies, but not raise taxes.