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    Thumbs down Gov Matt Bevin now supports higher gas tax

    Well, there goes another one down the tube...



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    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says the state’s declining sources of funds for infrastructure cannot be ignored and has to be addressed by the legislature in 2019 with a bill that tackles an increased consumption fee on fuel, fees on fuel-efficient vehicles, and other items.
    Bevin told The Bottom Line there are many roads, bridges, and interchanges citizens want to be built and addressed but the state currently has no money to deal with those infrastructure needs.
    “Where’s the money going to come from? It’s going to come from the people who use this infrastructure. It’s not pleasant, it’s not fun. I don’t like the idea of it, nobody likes the idea of it. Nobody wants to actually pay for things that they use, but people understand you need to pay for the things you use,” Bevin said. “How it comes, whether there is the intestinal fortitude in the legislature to get it done, we’ll see. But I’ll tell you, where else is it going to come from? Honestly?”
    As for what should be included in a bill—such as items like an increase in the gas tax, increased fees at registration for more fuel-efficient cars that are using the roads but not paying as much of the gas tax—Bevin stated he is looking to the legislature to come up with ideas beyond only a focus on the fuel tax to invest in roads and bridges. “I expect to see some innovation on that front,” he said.
    Because it is outside of a budget year, the legislature would need 60 votes to make changes to the gas tax in the regular 2019 session. When asked if he would call a special session, where the 60-vote threshold is not required, if they are unable to pass a bill during that time, Bevin said it is a possibility he could call a special session, but he hopes the General Assembly can pass an “inclusive and thoughtful” plan during the 2019 session. (Read more of Bevin’s remarks on this issue in a story on The Bottom Line here.)

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    Vote him out!

    Whoops, maybe not...too late.
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    Purism may have destroyed "the best Governor in the US".

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post

    He was far from perfect, but definitely the best Governor in the US.
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Yep this was probably one of the reasons
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