Rep. Thomas pleased with budget, tax reform

Eighth District state Representative Walker Thomas of Hopkinsville says he’s pleased with the biennial budget that passed both chambers Monday evening and with the tax reform measures in the bill that will fund the spending plan.

He says placing a sales tax on some services while reducing the income tax is a broadening of the tax base.

Thomas says the budget is education-friendly and fully funds the state’s commitment to the pension systems.

He says he’s puzzled by votes against the budget.

The General Assembly is now in its veto recess and will return later this month when it can choose to override any of Governor Matt Bevin’s vetoes.