Budget Cuts

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

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After hours of negotiations on Sunday, state lawmakers once again failed to agree on a budget, halting their meeting abruptly at about 11:30 p.m.

Lawsuit Against Bevin Over College Cuts Could Come Monday

Apr 8, 2016
Ryland Barton, WFPL

A spokesman for Andy Beshear says the Democratic Attorney General will not file a lawsuit against Republican Governor Matt Bevin before Monday.

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Kentucky's university and college presidents met Wednesday evening with Governor Matt Bevin and state legislators to discuss the budget impasse. The main roadblock between the House and Senate is the proposed funding cuts to higher education.

Murray State University

This story was originally published April 5.

As Murray State University anticipates a finalized Kentucky state budget and possible cuts therein, MSU President speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about how the university is already tightening its belt.

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Talks have resumed behind closed doors as lawmakers try to come to an agreement on a state budget in time for a vote on the last day of the legislative session, scheduled for April 12.

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Kentucky House and Senate leaders are scheduled to resume budget talks at the state Capitol. Republican Senate president Robert Stivers is in Frankfort Wednesday. 

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