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Local/Regional News
10:18 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Mayors Urge Ky. To Boost Number Of Engineering Graduates

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (L), Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (R)

The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities made a pitch Monday to increase the number of homegrown engineers.

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Local/Regional News
3:40 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Gray, Fischer Push For Local Option Sales Tax In Frankfort

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray pushes for Local Option Sales Tax in Frankfort
Credit Josh James

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray joined other officials to lobby for a Local Option Sales Tax before a legislative committee Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
11:57 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Kentucky Metro Leaders to Draft Legislation for Local Option Sales Tax

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (L) and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (R) are now part of a group called the Metropolitan Alliance for Growth. The alliance is encouraging lawmakers to tackle pension reforms and a constitution to allow a local option tax for infrastructure projects, to be decided by voters.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Though the effort for a local option sales tax lacks support from principals in the General Assembly, Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders from Kentucky's largest communities still went to Frankfort on Tuesday to push for a constitutional amendment.

Calling themselves the Metropolitan Alliance for Growth, the group is creating its own draft of legislation for a local option sales tax—but they call it LIFT, for Local Investments for Transformation.

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