budget

Bevin Scales Back Mid-Year Education Cuts

Apr 20, 2016
Associated Press

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has restored some state funding to public colleges and universities.

Josh James / WUKY

The state budget arrived on the governor's desk just under the wire late Friday night as lawmakers pushed through priority legislation before the midnight deadline.

Budget Coasts Through Both Chambers, Heads To Governor

Apr 15, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a two-year operating budget on the last day of the legislative session.

Josh James / WUKY

Final passage of the state's $22 billion spending plan looms large on the last day of the 2016 legislative session, but a number of other bills wait in the wings.

Associated Press

The increasingly heated debate over Gov. Matt Bevin’s mid-year education cuts has a new, high-profile player: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is making good on a promise to take legal action against the governor over fourth quarter education funding reductions ordered in March.

LRC Public Information

Lawmakers would like to have a budget compromise by Sunday night, which would give staff enough time to sort through the lengthy two-year spending plan in time for a final vote Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Threatened legal action against Gov. Matt Bevin over his executive order trimming current-year funds for higher education won’t move forward just yet. A spokesman for Attorney General Andy Beshear says Monday is the earliest he might take the governor to court.

LRC Public Information

Kentucky House and Senate leaders are slated to resume budget talks as the session deadline approaches.

Josh James / WUKY

Just hours after budget negotiations once again fizzled Thursday, Gov. Matt Bevin announced 4.5 percent cuts to higher education - effective immediately. While university leaders have been vocal in their opposition, it could be the Attorney General who goes to bat.

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