Road Fund stabilization a top priority of Ky. Chamber in final days of session

With few days left in the 2015 session, lawmakers will be looking to find a solution to a potential $250 million revenue shortfall in the state’s Road Fund.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet estimates the state’s road fund could lose a substantial amount of revenue, which would impact businesses across the state. Because of this harsh reality, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is calling on lawmakers to find a way to stabilize the road fund.

To hear why the issue is important to the state and how citizens and businesses will be affected by the shortfall, watch the video below:

Lawmakers decided on the final night before the veto period to strip House Bill 299 and use the bill as a vehicle to work on the issue. Legislators enlisted to serve on a conference committee to address stabilization of the road fund include:

  • Senate President Robert Stivers (R ) Manchester- co-chair
  • Rep. Sannie Overly (D) Paris- co-chair
  • Sen. Ernie Harris (R ) Crestwood
  • Sen. Robin Webb (D) Grayson
  • Rep. Leslie Combs (D) Pikeville
  • Rep. Jim Stewart (R ) Flat Lick

The Kentucky Chamber is still asking members and the public to get involved and urge lawmakers to take action on this issue. Please click here to contact your legislator.

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