State of Kentucky Archives: on Corporations

Steven Cox: Favors stronger co-ops over pleasing shareholders

Businesses work to please the shareholders, often while hurting others. Stronger co-ops will enable workers and their communities to have a bigger say in how business is done.
Source: 2020 Kentucky Senate website Feb 6, 2020

Matt Bevin: Signed $106 million tax cut for banks & other institutions

Taxes: Support which tax policies?

Beshear : Opposes shift from income to sales taxes. Limit tax incentives for outside corporations. Add new revenue sources like casino gambling & taxing medical marijuana. End tax incentives for companies that don't pay a living wage.

Bevin: Signed $106 million tax cut for banks & other institutions. Would shift revenue base to sales taxes: "I think the state income tax & state corporate tax should be zero." Offer tax incentives for corporations investing in state

Source: 2018 Guide on 2019 Kentucky Governor race Nov 1, 2019

Andy Beshear: No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods

Q: Do you support Kentucky eliminating the income tax and going to a more consumption-tax based model?

A: No. I'm not going to work to jack up the price of milk or bread for a family that is already seeing their bills go up while their wages stay stagnant. The solution to Kentucky's fiscal problems is not to put more of the tax burden on working families. The solution to Kentucky's fiscal problems is not to put more of the tax burden on hardworking Kentuckians and take it off those who have already benefited from corporate tax giveaways. I'm focused on reforms that will crack down on tax incentives to corporations that don't pay a living wage and closing unnecessary loopholes like tax breaks for private jet purchases. If you can afford a private jet, or a luxury boat, you can afford to pay a little sales tax on it. What doesn't work is the Matt Bevin approach--calling people names, bullying anyone who disagrees with him. We are better than this.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on 2019 Kentucky governor's race May 10, 2019

Robert Goforth: Don't cater exclusively to corporate interests

I am a strong social conservative, but I cannot and will not turn my back on working Kentuckians by catering exclusively to corporate interests instead of the people of the commonwealth. I believe we can be pro-business and pro-labor at the same time if we will make sure that some of the breaks go to those in the break room, and not just the board room.
Source: on 2019 Kentucky governor's race May 10, 2019

Robert Goforth: As business owner and pharmacists, he's a proven job creator

Robert put himself through college, and graduated from pharmacy school, becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).

As a pharmacist and business owner, Robert knows all about self-reliance, hard work, and what it takes to accomplish goals. He's a proven job creator. Robert built his businesses from the ground up, building his pharmacies in Southeast Kentucky up from zero to multimillion dollars in annual revenues. Robert created over 30 jobs in his businesses for people in our region.

Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website Dec 31, 2018

Steve Beshear: Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs

In the last year and a half, nearly 250 companies have used our new incentive programs to announce planned investments of almost $2.2 billion. That's billion. More than half of Kentucky's manufacturers plan to hire in 2011. Unemployment rates are down in 84 counties from a year ago. State receipts are up 5.4% through the first half of the year--the first time in three years that revenues aren't falling short of projections.
Source: 2011 Kentucky State of the State Address Feb 1, 2011

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
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Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
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