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LETTER: Session leaves disappointment for many in business community

The 2015 session of the General Assembly is being heralded by some as a great success due to the passage of bills addressing heroin, the road fund and other issues. Without question, there is cause to acknowledge and celebrate those accomplishments.

But there is another chapter to this session’s story for Kentucky’s business community, and it is one of disappointment because of the many pro-business bills that were left hanging in the balance when the final gavel fell.

First, the positive results of the session that will advance Kentucky:

Poll

Hodgenville's Shopko is closing in April. What would you like to see in the building?

Restaurant
28% (14 votes)
Retail - general merchandise
46% (23 votes)
Farm related - supplies or market
14% (7 votes)
Professional offices
4% (2 votes)
Entertainment outlet
8% (4 votes)
Total votes: 50

Do you think local services like roads, police and education are a good value for your tax dollar?

Yes - to all
46% (17 votes)
Yes - to some
32% (12 votes)
No - to all
22% (8 votes)
Total votes: 37

Do you answer the phone if you suspect the caller has a political agenda?

Yes. I want to hear what they have to say.
10% (4 votes)
Yes. I love to argue with them. Sometimes I even say outrageous things to confuse them.
5% (2 votes)
No. I consider them telemarketers and I'm not buying.
86% (36 votes)
Total votes: 42

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