Mr. Fox, the mysterious, often-talked-about Mr. William Fox, will be in Frankfort Wednesday. Mr. Fox is a professor of economics and director for the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.
Anyone who has followed the discussion in Kentucky over the last decade regarding the state’s antiquated tax code and what to do about modernizing tax structure in the Commonwealth will know his name. A few years ago, he wrote a report for the Kentucky General Assembly which, to this day, is referred to, and often quoted as The Fox report. This document contained what he would suggest as a modern, progressive tax system for the state.
On Wednesday, in Room 154 of the legislative annex, Fox will keynote the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration symposium entitled “An Economic Perspective on Kentucky Tax Structure.” Professor Fox’s remarks will focus on where the Kentucky tax structure is today and his recommendations for what could be done in the future to reconstruct the tax code to be fair and equitable and to raise much needed revenue.
Other speakers include a number of professors from UK and the University of Louisville. U of L President Jim Ramsey will also participate, as well as the executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Terry Brooks, who was a guest on Kentucky Tonight last night.
I’ll be there and hope to update this blog post Wednesday morning.