6:22am

Thu June 30, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Hammered For Ethanol Subsidies

In a press conference featuring several prominent Senate Democrats, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was urged to end tax breaks for ethanol subsidies as part of the debt ceiling negotiations.

Earlier this month, McConnell was among many Republican lawmakers who voted to end the ethanol credits but the measure failed. Hammering the commonwealth’s senior Senator stances has been a strategy for Democrats in the midst of the debate about the nation’s credit, but it’s unclear if the ethanol vote will make in headway.