Letters to the Editor

Why have a special session?

So, Gov. Matt Bevin says he wants to call at least one special sessions of the legislature. That would cost $60,000 per day and would last at least five days if legislation is to be passed — and if not, why have it at all?

This is a lot of money considering one year’s state budget is approximately $10 billion. Yet the governor says he will not raise taxes. Excuse me, but the state’s problem is a lack of revenue. We have cut to the point that the state government can no longer accomplish its assigned functions.

So why is he proposing spending a chunk of the state budget to look at tax and pension reform when he has already decided that any new revenue is off the table? I can only surmise that, like all Republicans, Bevin thinks taxes on the rich and corporations are too high, while taxes on the poor and middle class are too low.

This feels like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. One only has to look at Kansas to see how that plays out. Believe me, we don’t want to go there.

Jim Porter