Budget Talks Still Going

Frankfort, KY – In Frankfort, state budget negotiations are entering the eighth day, with Kentucky's legislative leaders still searching for a final agreement.

The budget conferees worked about five hours last night, offering reporters little information, as usual, when they broke up. But Senate President David Williams is sounding a bit optimistic. "The fact that we're working together on language to try to accomplish the the purposes that we both share that's agreeable. These are very complex problems, some of them are."

The budget talks, which began Wednesday night, resume early this morning. The goal is to find common ground on the unique spending plans approved by each chamber. The House budget is around $17.5 billion. The Senate plan is around $17.3 billion.