Sen. Rand Paul promoting new bill in Eastern Kentucky

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email
Senator Rand Paul made some stops in Eastern Kentucky Thursday discussing his new bill.

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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Senator Rand Paul made some stops in Eastern Kentucky Thursday discussing his new bill.

Senator Paul says he plans to introduce Economic Freedom Zones" in the new bill.

He says his plan is to reduce taxes in communities that are economically distressed and facing high unemployment levels.

"I think in Louisa it would bring $5 million a year, or actually not bring it would leave it here in town, and the community I think would prosper by sending less money to Washington and keeping more money at home," said Senator Paul.

The idea was received well by those listening, but many had other questions they wanted answered including about the coal industry.

"I see people come in who are losing their homes, families watching their houses be auctioned off. It is much worse than most people realize," said one man in attendance.

"I traveled in Southeastern Kentucky earlier this year, and there are places it's virtually a depression out here. So we need to do something. One we need to fight the president on his proposals, but two this Economic Freedom Zones I think will allow some areas that are struggling to keep some money at home," said Senator Paul.

He also discussed his belief on limiting government spending and the areas he believes cuts should be made.

After stopping in Louisa and pPaintsville Senator Paul made his way to Salyersville for his last meet and greet.

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