KY Election Officials Worried about Budget Cuts

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson says budget cuts in the State Board of Elections would be a bad move. Grayson and heads of state government agencies have sent letters to Budget Director Mary Lassiter listing potential ramifications of 6% cuts Governor Beshear has called for.

Grayson says cutting an additional $81,000 from their budget could prohibit the Board of Elections from carrying out its duties heading into next year's elections. Lassiter warned last month that most state agencies could face more budget cuts to help offset an additional expected $161 million revenue shortfall. That's on top of $800 million already slashed from the state budget due to a decline in revenue.