Kentucky Lawmakers Advance Data Centers Incentives Bill

Government Technology: Kentucky lawmakers on Tuesday approved new state tax breaks worth millions of dollars in hopes of luring large high-tech facilities that would provide an unknown number of jobs.

The House budget committee passed House Bill 372, which would give an exemption on sales and use taxes to corporations like Amazon, Facebook and Google if they open data centers inside the state. The bill's drain on the state budget would start at $15 million a year and possibly rise, according to a fiscal note attached to the bill.

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