Budget Cuts

With $48 Million Shortfall, U of L Plans Belt-Tightening

Feb 16, 2017
J Tyler Franklin / WFPL

University of Louisville’s interim president on Thursday forecasted drastic belt-tightening at the school as leaders seek to plug a $48 million shortfall.

J. Tyler Franklin

Kentucky university students rallied at the State Capitol Monday on issues like budget cuts, tuition rates and debt for close to two hours.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Faced with a 4.5% reduction in state funding, Murray State University officials are considering a set of proposals to raise tuition while reducing budgets.

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The state legislature approved a two-year, $21.5 billion budget that delivers deep cuts to state programs while putting more than $1.2 billion in savings into the pension systems. The spending bill now heads to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk. He’ll have until April 27 to veto all or parts of the budget.

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

Governor Matt Bevin has congratulated state lawmakers for passing what he said is a great budget. The first term governor visited the House floor as the chamber was adjourned for the final time this year.

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The Kentucky legislature has convened for the final day of the 2016 session to consider dozens of important bills before a midnight deadline. 

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

If lawmakers fail to pass a state budget by the end of the legislative session on Friday, Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t call a special legislative session to give them more time.

If a two-year budget doesn’t pass by June 30th, the state will be thrown into a partial government shutdown.

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Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to extend the deadline for approving a two-year operating budget of more than $65 billion for state and federal services.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general Andy Beshear has sued Republican Governor Matt Bevin. Beshear says Bevin overstepped his authority when he ordered budget cuts for state colleges and universities without legislative approval. 

Bevin Asks Lawmakers to Extend Budget Deadline

Apr 11, 2016
LRC Public Information

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is pleading with lawmakers to extend their deadline for approving a two-year state spending plan.

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