Gov. Fletcher Visits Bowling Green

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

Monday afternoon Gov. Fletcher's speech was full of change for a Kentucky tax system that is out dated for taking the state into the 21st Century.

Fletcher says corporations coming into Bowling Green will lower the corporate rate, allowing for more investment.

His main goal since the proposal of his JOBS for Kentucky Modernization Plan is to create more jobs, something he says the Kentucky Tri-Modal Transpark has done for residents of Bowling Green.

He is hopeful that after the new Tech Center is built, more jobs will be provided for citizens around the county.

Education was a major priority for this session as funding for higher education surged across the state. There was an $81 million boost towards funding for higher education, and Western Kentucky University will receive 11 percent of that for new projects promised to the University.

The General Assembly voted almost unanimously on a budget they feel will move Kentucky forward.

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