Jim Gray http://wkms.org en Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-passes-20-billion-budget-cuts-university-projects-and-restores-operational-funding <p>The Kentucky Senate has approved its version of a two-year, $20 billion state budget.</p><p>The Senate voted &nbsp;25 for, two against, and 11 pass votes on the budget Monday afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:06:49 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39449 at http://wkms.org Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding Beshear Gives Support to Local Option Sales Tax Idea http://wkms.org/post/beshear-gives-support-local-option-sales-tax-idea <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Proponents of a local option sales tax have gained big ally in their legislative fight: Gov. Steve Beshear. The&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-local-sales-tax-option-would-give-louisville-independence" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">local option sales tax would allow </a>cities&nbsp;to levy an additional tax on top of the state’s current six percent sales tax for specific projects, if local voters approved the new tax.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray are the chief advocates pushing the idea, arguing their cities would use the extra revenue for infrastructure projects. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:08:28 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27132 at http://wkms.org Beshear Gives Support to Local Option Sales Tax Idea Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Make Friendly Wager on Final Four Game http://wkms.org/post/mayors-louisville-lexington-make-friendly-wager-final-four-game <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.</span></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:12:43 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 17376 at http://wkms.org Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Make Friendly Wager on Final Four Game