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Wed January 18, 2012
Beshear's Budget Not Expected to Be Opposed in the House
By Kenny Colston
Frankfort, KY – House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Governor Steve Beshear can expect his budget proposal to stay mostly intact this session. The governor presented his budget proposal last night, calling for eight point four percent cuts to most state agencies. And while the General Assembly has tinkered with budgets in the past, Stumbo says that isn't likely to happen this time.
"I won't say that we won't take a hard look at it and find something that we question and we typically do, but I think this one probably will be more likely to be accepted pretty much in total than perhaps any budget I've ever seen since I've been here.
Senate President David Williams wasn't available for comment after Beshear's speech. So it's unknown if the state Senate, controlled by Republicans, feels the same way about the budget as the Democratic majority in the House.