Lexington, Ky – Kentucky’s “ghost government,” spends $2.7 billion taxpayer dollars in special taxing districts across the Commonwealth, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen. The auditor’s office has identified more than 1,200 of these special districts – unelected entities such as libraries, sanitation districts and public health departments that have the ability to fee and tax but operate with little oversight and accountability.
Edelen will will discuss reform efforts underway in the General Assembly, as well as his agenda for the auditor’s office at the March 7 breakfast meeting of the Lexington Forum.
Open to the public. Forum members, no charge. Guests, $20.
Thursday March 7, 2013 from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM EST