"Tolls are a regressive tax."
Bill would refund bridge tolls to low-income Kentuckians, by Tom Loftus (Courier-Journal)
FRANKFORT, KY. — Low-wage Kentuckians would get refunds of tolls they pay for trips to and from work over the Ohio River bridges under a House bill filed Friday.
“Tolls are a regressive tax. That means they hurt the low-income people disproportionately,” said Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, sponsor of House Bill 129. “A single mother cleaning toilets at the Sheraton should not pay an extra burden of $500 a year just to go to her workplace.”