Beshear Says Shutdown Coming Absent Budget Agreement
Frankfort, KY – Gov. Beshear says a partial shutdown of state government means a lot more than just closing the state parks. It also could mean no mine inspectors or mine rescue units, no Kentucky State Police, no Medicaid, and no money for universities. "They might well continue to operate if they've got enough money absent General Fund monies, but each university gets a huge hunk of General Fund dollars. And we're concerned that we will not be able to send them that money."
Beshear says he's not choosing sides, but House and Senate leaders need to come to a budget agreement, so he can call a special session in May. In the meantime, the governor's preparing for the worst case scenario - a partial shutdown of state government on July 1st.