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AFP Calls on Legislature to Reject Administration Officials’ Overspending Tactics

Feb 20, 2019 by AFP

FRANKFORT, KY—Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky (AFP-KY) today called on the Kentucky General Assembly to reject House Bill 268, a bill that would borrow another $150 million to fix up the commonwealth’s parks. AFP-KY also rejects Kentucky’s Transportation Secretary’s request to raise the gas tax on hardworking Kentuckians in order to provide a band-aid solution to the commonwealth’s   overspending problem.

AFP-KY State Director Andrew McNeill issued the following statement:

“Adding $150 million in new debt and raising the gas tax run completely against this administration’s commitment to get Kentucky’s fiscal house in order. 2019 is not a budget year and the commonwealth’s overspending problem has already saddled taxpayers with a $54 billion deficit. Legislators in Frankfort should start putting the needs of their constituents first, not those of state agencies.”

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at or (571) 329-0161.