My bill (HB-266) was a topic of conversation today as coal country officials from across Kentucky testified about the budgetary they face due to decreases in coal production and the loss of coal jobs throughout the state. My bill will increase the percentage of coal severance funds going back to the county where the coal was mined. Currently the statute requires a 50% return, but my bill would increase the percentage going back to the county to as much as 70%.

Officials testify regardingĀ coal struggles

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