Friday, August 11, 2000

Child support guidelines reviewed

The Associated Press

        FRANKFORT — The General Assembly's permanent investigations committee is looking into the guidelines used by Kentucky judges in setting child sup port payments.

        “Something is amiss,” Sen. Charlie Borders, R-Russell, said Thursday. “I'm getting too many calls from legitimate, decent, concerned citizens for whom the system is not working.”

        Critics say the guidelines include income tables that are unrealistic.

        Sen. Dan Seum said he has long questioned Kentucky's child support system. “We've got a system that just beats daddies to death,” said Mr. Seum, R-Louisville.

        The committee did not order a staff investigation but voted to take up the subject again in September.


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