Occupational tax issue to resurface this summer

April 7, 2016

While local leaders in Corbin and Laurel County have monitored with interest attempts in the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislative amendments that would change the laws on annexation, it’s a measure that has not been filed yet that could have the biggest impact of all.

An amendment Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) successfully pushed through in both 2012 and 2014 that has prevented the city of Corbin from collecting any occupational tax revenue from its Knox County side is set to expire on July 15. Stivers said Tuesday that he’s doubtful he can do anything to intervene this time around.

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