A proposal to let local governments charge a 1 percent sales tax is still alive in the
legislature after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear convinced House Speaker Greg
Stumbo to support it. Kentucky
Stumbo announced his decision after a private meeting with Beshear on Thursday. He said the House could vote on the bill Thursday or Friday.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has lobbied hard for the bill, saying it is the best way for
local governments to pay for their own projects without asking the state for