state budget http://wkms.org en KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-president-stivers-supports-reinvestment-education <p>Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.</p><p>The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:27:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37569 at http://wkms.org KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education Kentucky Will Close 2012 Budget With $45M Surplus http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-will-close-2012-budget-45m-surplus <p>Despite accounting mistakes and unforeseen disaster relief expenses, state government is closing the 2012 budget with another surplus. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:18:44 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 19797 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Will Close 2012 Budget With $45M Surplus morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-its-more-comfortable-you-label-me-insane-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That&#39;s in part because many hospitals have decided<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/31/154004864/as-psychiatric-wards-close-patients-languish-in-emergency-rooms"> it&#39;s not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open</a>.</p><p><strong>Prairie State Politics:</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:48:21 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18182 at http://wkms.org morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] Lawmakers Pass Budget with No Time to Spare http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-pass-budget-no-time-spare <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">After a night of discussions, Kentucky lawmakers have finally reached a budget agreement.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">Negotiations on a budget compromise began Monday. By Tuesday, talks had stalled. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:59:21 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17439 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Pass Budget with No Time to Spare Proposed State Budget Threatens Tennessee Family Resource Centers http://wkms.org/post/proposed-state-budget-threatens-tennessee-family-resource-centers <p>Tennessee&#39;s state budget could cut all funding to The Paris Special School District Family Enrichment Center.&nbsp;Director Donna Vaughn says half of its funding comes from the state and if the budget passes, the center would likely have to close this summer.</p><p>&ldquo;We do not have the excess funds in our budget to absorb it at this time. So we really don&rsquo;t want to look down that road, but it doesn&rsquo;t look good for us if that happens.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:20:04 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17428 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Budget Talks have Stalled http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-budget-talks-have-stalled <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">Budget talks in Frankfort appear to have stalled.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">Lawmakers have met for three straight days, usually twice a day, to resolve differences between budget proposals passed by the House and Senate. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:04:21 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17407 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Budget Talks have Stalled Kentucky Senate Approves Budget Bill http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-approves-budget-bill <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">After hours of closed-door meetings, the Kentucky Senate approved budgets for the three branches of state government Thursday night.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">The House previously approved its own versions of the budgets. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:28:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17346 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate Approves Budget Bill Colston on the Capitol http://wkms.org/post/colston-capitol <p>It&rsquo;s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. On the agenda: the budget, drug testing and prescription painkillers. To summarize what happened and why,&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston talks politics with Rick Howlett.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:16:12 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17215 at http://wkms.org Colston on the Capitol Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-3612 <p>Two men are missing after a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/two-missing-after-capsize">pontoon boat capsized</a> on the Tennessee River around 11 this morning.</p><p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>A proposal that <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-could-make-it-out-house-intact">limits the amount of pseudoephedrine</a> consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:34:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17181 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12 State House Budget Vote http://wkms.org/post/state-house-budget-vote <p>The Kentucky House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.&nbsp; Speaker Greg Stumbo says he doesn&#39;t expect a lot of changes to Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s original budget proposal. The governor&#39;s $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee vote is expected Tuesday. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:25:32 +0000 Drew Adams 17119 at http://wkms.org