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Gov. Ernie Fletcher
Phone: (502) 564-2611
Email: governor.ky.gov/contact.htm

David Williams, Senate President
Phone: (270) 864-5636
Email: lrc.ky.gov/Mailform/S016.htm

Jody Richards, Speaker of the House
Phone: (502) 564-2363
Email: jody.richards@lrc.ky.gov

Daviess County Legislative Delegation:

Senator David Boswell
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 662
Email: david.boswell@lrc.ky.gov

Representative John Arnold
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 709
Email: john.arnold@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Joe Bowen
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 705
Email: joe.bowen@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Dwight Butler
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 640
Email: dwight.butler@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Jim Gooch
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 687
Email: jim.gooch@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Tommy Thompson
Phone: (502) 564-8100, ext. 664
Email: tommy@thompsonhomesinc.com


AARP Bulletin: Average Daily Costs of Nursing Home Care (www.aarp.org/bulletin/ longterm)
2004-2006 Budget of the Commonwealth (osbd.ky.gov)
Bluegrass Institute, “Keep an eye on your wallet” News Release, Jan. 5, 2005
Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, “Kentucky’s State and Local Tax Burden (1970-2005)”
Chellgren, Mark R. “Ky. budget forecast shows surplus, Associated Press, Dec. 21, 2005 (www.kentucky.com)
Chellgren, Mark R. “Money, as usual, will dominate 2006 session,” Messenger- Inquirer, Jan. 1, 2005
Cheves, John “State pensions facing crisis,” Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov. 27, 2005
churchilldownsincorporated.com, “White Paper – Economic Impact of Alternative Gaming”
Crowley, Patrick “Does tax plan violate ‘pledge’?” The Enquirer, Jan. 7, 2005
Courier-Journal editorial, “Simply catching up requires big boost, Nov. 21, 2005
Dionne, E.J. “No personal responsibility for GOP,” Courier-Journal, Dec. 26, 2005
Fletcher, Gov. Ernie, “State of the Commonwealth” Address, Feb. 1, 2005
Gessing, Paul J., “Crabgrass for the Bluegrass State,” Bluegrass Institute, Feb. 15, 2005
Gouras, Matt “Tennessee to end expanded Medicaid program,” Associated Press, Nov. 10, 2004
Grayson, Trey, “Tax reform and economic development,” Apr. 21, 2005
Hawpe, David “Fletcher’s leadership is as weak as his anemic tax ‘modernization’ plan,” Louisville Courier-Journal, Mar. 21, 2004
Hawpe, David “ ‘No new tax’ justice isn’t any better than ‘no new tax’ politics,” Louisville Courier-Journal, June 29, 2005
Hoydt, William H., “Taxes and Income: Where does Kentucky stand?” Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics
Jester, Art “$250 million needed to catch up,” Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov. 3, 2005
Johnson, Kirk A. “The looming problem of long-term care and Medicaid spending,”
Kentucky Kids Count Symposium, Dec. 12, 2005
Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance, “Balancing the Scales: Budget, tax plan fail to address Kentucky’s revenue crisis,” (keja.org/btsbudget.html)
Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance, “Balancing the Scales: Low-income families removed from state income tax,” (keja.org/btstax.html)
Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance, “Kentucky can do better!” (keja.org/cuts.html)
Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance, “Raising the Bar,” Fall 2005 (www.keja.org)
Kentucky Youth Advocates, “Money Matters,” Sept. 9, 1999
Lawson, Robert “Difficult times in Kentucky corrections – aftershocks of a ‘tough on crime’ philosophy” (www.uky.edu/Law/news/Lawson_article.htm)
Loftus, Tom “Fletcher backs off cigarette tax jump,” Courier-Journal, Dec. 9, 2005
Midterm Report (2003-2005) of the Administration of Gov. Ernie Fletcher
Monahan, Ed “Anticipating a tidal wave,” Courier-Journal, Feb. 22, 2005
Owens, K.A., “Tackling questions on budget, taxes,” Courier-Journal, Jan. 30, 2005
PBS (pbs.org/now/politics/budgetmap.html)
Peyton, Joel, “How to build new schools without cutting programs or raising taxes,” Bluegrass Institute, Dec. 12, 2005
Sexton, Robert F. “No more excuses…for anyone,” Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Jan. 3, 2006
Tax Foundation (www.taxfoundation.org)
The Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org/research/HealthCare)
Thompson, Rep. Tommy – Interview, Dec. 13, 2005
Urch, Kakie “Revenue vs. social costs,” Kentucky Post, Sept. 17, 2003

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