Budget Cuts


  Murray State University is proposing a new graduate tuition and fee model for the upcoming academic year.


Eastern Kentucky University’s decision to suspend its associate nursing program brought with it reaction from a group of nurses. The EKU Board of Regents voted Friday to suspend just over a dozen programs.


Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regent adopted a two-year, $25 million savings plan Friday.  It includes reducing Eastern’s workforce by about 140 jobs. Some of those jobs are currently vacant but 96 others will be cut. EKU President Michael Benson said the board faced a difficult task.

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  A group of west Kentucky teachers protested the passage of a pension reform bill on the steps of the state capitol building Monday.


Non-construction state aid to Kentucky public libraries is completely defunded in the state Senate’s proposed budget.


  Murray State president Dr. Bob Davies said the current Senate budget will approach a $12 million impact to the university.

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There are lots of items on the negotiating table as legislative leaders from the House and Senate try to reach agreement on a state budget. That includes a matter near and dear to lawmakers and visitors' stomachs. 

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Eastern Kentucky University is facing $25 million in budget cuts across the board, amid an increase in pension contributions and cuts to state funding.

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  A bill that would overhaul the state’s workers’ compensation system continues to roll forward in the state legislature despite opposition from law enforcement and labor groups.

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Republicans in the state Senate have proposed keeping most of the budget cuts sought by Gov. Matt Bevin, while rejecting House Republicans’ plan to raise about $500 million through taxes on cigarettes and pain pills.