Budget Cuts http://wkms.org en Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-releases-preliminary-budget-recommendations <p>Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has released preliminary recommendations for consideration in the 2014-15 fiscal budgeting process.</p><p>The 48 proposals are the product of MSU’s three budget task force subcommittees. The subcommittees began work in September, after the university encountered almost $2 million in state pension obligations and a 700,000-dollar health insurance increase.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:36 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36607 at http://wkms.org Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations Miller Discusses Budget Reduction Process http://wkms.org/post/miller-discusses-budget-reduction-process <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has organized and named three small budget task force subcommittees to determine what he calls “common sense” ways to save or cut university expenditures. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The five-to-seven-member subcommittees, which represent students, faculty and staff, will formulate a series of recommendations for review by the full budget task force by Thanksgiving.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:22:47 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35097 at http://wkms.org Miller Discusses Budget Reduction Process EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements http://wkms.org/post/eku-cuts-spending-regents-promote-early-retirements <p></p><p>While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut spending by $23 million, its Board of Regents will promote early retirements to before instituting layoffs.&nbsp;Chairman Craig Turner says a plan the regents approved Tuesday morning offers incentives to professors willing to work part-time and staff members who qualify for early retirement.</p><p><em>“The objective here again is to treat everybody as fairly as possible, providing incentives for them to potentially retire, and based upon those numbers, then that will determine how deep cuts go on the reduction plan itself,” Turner said.</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:22:11 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) & Whitney Jones 29474 at http://wkms.org EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns http://wkms.org/post/msu-regents-vote-down-contract-extension-dunn-faculty-regent-jack-rose-resigns <p></p><p></p><p>Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:10:31 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Chad Lampe 29361 at http://wkms.org MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns Land Between the Lakes: New Season, Fee Changes http://wkms.org/post/land-between-lakes-new-season-fee-changes <p>In December, we reported that Land Between the Lakes will have to cut $1 million from their annual operating budget, following across-the-board budget reduction for all national parks. On Sounds Good, Land Between the Lakes' Denise Schmittou outlines the new season and a few fee changes due to the budget review.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:28:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 28518 at http://wkms.org Land Between the Lakes: New Season, Fee Changes Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase http://wkms.org/post/illinois-education-funds-likely-fall-despite-requests-increase <p></p><p>The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year. The board recommended the 13.4 percent increase at their meeting today. Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says 67 percent of school districts are in deficit spending. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:12:39 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 27191 at http://wkms.org Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program http://wkms.org/post/governors-school-arts-cuts-new-media-program <p>To help close a $50,000 budget gap created by state spending cuts, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is suspending its new media discipline. That area is comprised of film production, still photography, Claymation, and other digital arts. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:43:26 +0000 Angela Hatton & Josh James (KPR) 21857 at http://wkms.org Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program Commonwealth Courthouses Close Next Week for First Furlough Day http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-courthouses-close-next-week-first-furlough-day <p>One week from today, courthouses across the commonwealth will be closed.&nbsp;&nbsp; The closures are part of a cost saving measure. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:08:50 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 19949 at http://wkms.org Commonwealth Courthouses Close Next Week for First Furlough Day Comments Will Soon be Closed on LBL Budget Cuts http://wkms.org/post/comments-will-soon-be-closed-lbl-budget-cuts <p>The final chance to comment on budget cut suggestions at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area ends on Wednesday. For the past four months, LBL officials have sought public comment on how to cope with a nearly $850 thousand cut to the park maintenance budget. The park starts implementing some of the money-saving suggestions in August.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:44:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19948 at http://wkms.org Comments Will Soon be Closed on LBL Budget Cuts Tamms Minimum Security Prisoners Transfered http://wkms.org/post/tamms-minimum-security-prisoners-transfered <p>The Illinois Department of Corrections has transferred thirty more minimum-security inmates yesterday from the Tamms Prison to a work camp in Hardin County. The prison has been marked for closure August 31<sup>st</sup>. &nbsp;Shutting it down is projected to save the state an estimated $48 million.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:43:48 +0000 Dave Shinall & AP 19834 at http://wkms.org Tamms Minimum Security Prisoners Transfered