Advocates of survivors of sexual assault are hailing passage of the SAFE Act during the current Kentucky legislative session. The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam measure addresses a backlog of more than 3,000 untested rape kits and calls for more training and data collection.
Kentucky House and Senate leaders are continuing negotiations on a compromise $21 billion two-year state budget. Conferees worked through a number of issues Friday, but no firm decisions are expected just yet.
Kentucky House and Senate conferees are beginning to work toward reaching agreement on a 21 billion dollar budget. In addition to decisions about funding for education, social services, and corrections, budget language will also be discussed.