Rupp Arena http://wkms.org en Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-won-t-return-frankfort-special-session <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="line-height: 200%;">It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%"><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%">State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:11:32 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40740 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session http://wkms.org/post/winners-losers-and-lost-causes-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014&nbsp; Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40024 at http://wkms.org Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session 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 Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-coal-counties-take-issue-severance-tax-distribution <p></p><p>Coal counties receive a portion of coal severance revenue but several county officials say they aren’t getting enough. Webster County Judge Executive Jim Townsend says the state takes too much of the severance money to fund projects that are not in western or eastern Kentucky.</p><p><em>“I understand you’ve got to make your books balance and that but it doesn’t need to be taken away from the counties that are producing the coal,” he says. </em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 36048 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution