Some storms are possible during the morning and afternoon on Tuesday. Damaging winds and flooding will be the main threats. With an already soaked ground, expect strong winds to easily bring down some trees.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A lawmaker has filed legislation that would increase Kentucky's cigarette tax by 70 cents a pack.
State Rep. David Watkins, D-Henderson, said the measure would generate needed state revenue and discourage people from smoking.
He is proposing that the cigarette tax be increased from 30 cents to $1 a pack.
The Legislative Research Commission estimates that the measure could generate an additional $205 million in tax revenues. The state currently receives $165 million a year from cigarette sales.
Lawmakers have been eyeing the tax increase as a way to help offset a budget shortfall of nearly $900 million over the next two years.