Budget Cuts

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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. 

No Movement on Kentucky Budget

Apr 5, 2016
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Kentucky lawmakers have not yet made progress on a two-year state-spending plan. House and Senate leaders did not officially meet Monday after failing to reach an agreement last week. 

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Significant public pension debt has led to consternation among state officials during the almost-completed General Assembly session. 

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Kentucky lawmakers are deadlocked on a state budget with no resolution in sight. If a compromise isn’t reached by April 15th, Gov. Matt Bevin will likely have to have to call a special legislative session—which costs taxpayers about $70,000 per day.

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Update 7 p.m.: Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies issued a response to media reports of Governor Bevin's order. He says while MSU hasn't yet been officially notified of this order, this amount represents $2.16 million for the university.  

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Lawmakers are still trying to produce a compromise budget to delineate $22 billion in state spending over the next two years.

Leaders from the Republican-led House and the Democratic-led Senate have spent much of the last week trying to come up with a final version of the budget.

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Lawmakers are back at the table after budget negotiations stalled last night amid deep differences over how to start fixing the state pension systems and how much money to cut from K-12 and higher education.

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Kentucky House and Senate leaders are continuing negotiations on a compromise $21 billion two-year state budget. Conferees worked through a number of issues Friday, but no firm decisions are expected just yet.

Kentucky House Rejects Senate Budget Proposal

Mar 24, 2016
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The Kentucky House of Representatives has officially rejected the state Senate's budget proposal and appointed a conference committee to work out a compromise.

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Kentucky’s higher education institutions would compete for a portion of their state funding under the Senate’s budget proposal, which will be fully unveiled later this week.