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The showdown over the state budget continued Friday with no signs of compromise on the horizon as Democrats dig in their heels against 9 percent reductions for the state's public colleges and universities.

Impasse Leaves State Budget In Limbo

Mar 31, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Battle lines have been drawn in the ongoing standoff over Kentucky's two-year budget. Negotiations broke down again Thursday as lawmakers failed to reach agreement over proposed education cuts.

Josh James / WUKY

Pressure is mounting on state lawmakers to overcome a stalemate in budget negotiations.

Josh James / WUKY

Senate Republicans reinstated many of Gov. Bevin's budget cuts in their version of the biennial spending plan, setting the stage for a face off with the Democratic-led House in the coming week.

Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto is warning lawmakers in Frankfort that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed higher education cuts would reverberate across campus, but the chief executive maintains the pension system is locked in the fight of its fiscal life and postsecondary institutions must bear some of the burden.

Democrats Push Back On Bevin Budget

Feb 2, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

House Democrats say they likely will not approve $650 million worth of state spending cuts as outlined in Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget proposal.


Lexington’s next city budget is beginning to take shape. Tuesday, he Urban County Council made some provisional changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s $323 million dollar spending plan.

In an update to its “Leaky Bucket” report, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says the state is making progress addressing some troubling trends.

Mayor Jim Gray’s suggested $313 million general fund budget could jump by $1.5 million  if the council presses forward with a number of proposals.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Urban County Government is in the process of developing a budget for the next fiscal year, and a small portion of city money will go to what are called “partner agencies.”  Brenna Angel reports on a new system officials used this year that’s allowing more non-profit organizations to use the funds.