Assessing the SOAR Summit

Vast Inequality in Wealth Means Poor School Districts Are Less Able to Rely on Local Property Taxes

The cuts in state and federal funding for education are hitting Kentucky’s school districts hard, and many are raising local taxes in response. However, the same local property tax increase yields over 10 times more funding per student in the richest Kentucky school districts than in the poorest districts.

School Property Taxes

School Tax Revenue Varies Widely Between Rich and Poor Districts

SOAR: Creating Development Fund from Coal Severance Explored

Governor Steve Beshear Will Still Push Tax Reform