Frankfort, KY – The governor's budget-balancing plan includes an across-the-board, two-point-six percent cut in most state agency funding, the use of federal stimulus dollars, some debt restructuring and enhanced tax collections. He's also recommending suspension of three to five paid holidays for state employees. "They currently receive 11.5 paid holidays each year. We're proposing three days for employees who make less than $50,000 and five days for those who make more than that."
Governor Beshear says his plan protects funding for basic school needs, higher education, Medicaid, public safety and economic development. Video slots are NOT on the governor's special session call, but he still hasn't totally ruled out adding the issue to the agenda before the session starts.