Budget Cuts

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Like most schools in the region, Murray State University had a wintry start to the Spring semester, but things are kicking into gear despite delays. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with MSU President Dr. Bob Davies about some of those efforts, along with the university's connection to Marshall County High School in the wake of a recent tragic shooting, what Governor Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts could mean for the university and strategic plan and enrollment efforts.

McCracken County Democrats Facebook page

  A Paducah attorney has filed to run for the Kentucky Second District state Senate seat.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Educators from across Kentucky will be at the state Capitol this week encouraging legislators to restore funding that’s been eliminated in the governor’s proposed budget. 

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A proposal by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin impacting the health coverage of retired teachers is causing alarm among many educators. Bevin has proposed eliminating $145 million in state funding for the health insurance of retired teachers.

Kentucky Group Criticizes Bevin’s Budget, Pushes For Tax Reform

Jan 18, 2018

A coalition of economic, education, health and advocacy groups is criticizing Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts — and instead, is pushing for “revenue raising tax reform.”

Ballard-Carlisle County Public Library Facebook

Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget would eliminate state funding for local libraries. The cuts could force some of Kentucky’s rural-most libraries close their doors.


  Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget bill would keep per-pupil funding for Kentucky’s public education students at its current level. But the plan would still chip away at support programs and requires local school districts to pay a larger share of student transportation costs.


  Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal for how the state should spend money over the next two years would make steep cuts and set aside more money than ever before for the ailing pension systems. But even more money would be required if the legislature approves the governor’s plan to overhaul the state’s pension systems.

Budget Proposal Would Slash Money For Kentucky School Buses

Jan 17, 2018

  A budget proposal from Kentucky's governor would slash transportation spending for school districts across the state.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Gov. Matt Bevin covered lots of ground in last night’s State of the Commonwealth and Budget address. That included a glimpse into the future funding of corrections and higher education.