Posts Tagged ‘economics’

A Look Over the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Join me and my “Kentucky Tonight” guests at 8/7 pm CT on KET.

Our topic is the looming “Fiscal Cliff.” My guests are a panel of experts on the subject: Jason Bailey, director of The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Malcolm Robinson, economics professor and economics department chair at Thomas More College; and Tres Watson, chairman of the Kentucky Young Republican Federation. We’ll discuss what’s involved and how it might affect Kentucky families and businesses. Tune in and join the conversation:

E-mail or use the message form at The Kentucky Tonight website.
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Call during the program, 1-800-494-7605.

Kentucky Tonight, Monday, Dec. 3 at 8/7 pm CT on KET
You can also watch it live online at the KET website.

The Economy on Kentucky Tonight

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The debate in Washington—and all over America—is about the economy.

The jobs picture is gloomy and the unemployment rate is up; the White House, democrats, and republicans are arguing over the debt limit; a report released just days ago shows the housing market has grown more bleak. Is there any good news to report?

Tonight, on Kentucky Tonight, four economists will join me for discussion on the economy, the federal budget, and the debt ceiling. They are:

- John Garen, economics professor at the University of Kentucky
- Brian Strow, economics professor at Western Kentucky University
- Chris Phillips, economics professor at Somerset Community College
- Malcolm Robinson, economics professor at Thomas More College

That’s tonight at 8/7 pm CT on KET. Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about jobs, the housing outlook, and the way Congress is dealing with it all by sending questions to (please include name and town or county) or using the message form at the Kentucky Tonight website. For questions during the program, call (800) 494-7605.


Mr. Fox Comes to Frankfort

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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.

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