recession http://wkms.org en Stumbo: Fully Funding 2015 Spending Priorities Could Exceed $800 Million http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-fully-funding-2015-spending-priorities-could-exceed-800-million <p>Kentucky’s budget priorities for 2015 could require nearly $1 billion in revenue that the state&nbsp;doesn’t have. House Speaker Greg Stumbo told a group of business leaders earlier this month that the cost of&nbsp;funding priority issues like education, public employee raises and more could total an estimated $800 million.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>"It would probably be more of a number like seven to eight-hundred million, some would argue larger than that," says Stumbo. "It just depends upon how big a bite of the apple you want to take, but I don't think we can do that."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stumbo</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> it’s unlikely the state will have that money until Kentucky fully recovers from the 2008 recession. But, it’s coming.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:43:33 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37565 at http://wkms.org Stumbo: Fully Funding 2015 Spending Priorities Could Exceed $800 Million Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-among-majority-states-spending-less-students-pre-recession-levels <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/shutterstock_2152477.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky lags behind its peers for funding its public education system since the recession, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&#160;new report from the&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">shows.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a hr Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:46:56 +0000 Devin Katayama 34823 at http://wkms.org Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing http://wkms.org/post/unemployed-ky-youth-skyrocketing <p></p><p>A nonprofit group says the number of young adults in Kentucky and around the nation not in school unemployed has skyrocketed since 2000. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Monday blaming the problem on competition from older workers due to the recession and not being ready for college after high school graduation. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:17:35 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25248 at http://wkms.org Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing the morning cram [back again edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-back-again-edition <p>Just when I was thinking we could use another recession...</p><p><strong>NPR reports</strong> congressional economists are predicting dire financial straits if we don&#39;t do anything to stop it.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 15:11:34 +0000 Gary Pitts 18153 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [back again edition]