2013 KY General Assembly
2:46 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding


Advocates for Kentucky children on Thursday called for state leaders to provide funds and stave off recently announced cuts to program thatprovide assistance for child care costs and to family members who take in young relatives.

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2013 KY General Assembly
1:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

University Bonding Projects on Fast Track to Pass House This Week

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A bill authorizing bonding projects for most of Kentucky's public universities appears to have ample support to be approved this week in  the state House.

House Bill 7  authorizes more than $300 million in projects, including renovations for dorm rooms, academic buildings and football stadium renovations at the University of Kentucky.

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4:12 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Illinois Education Funds Likely to Fall Despite Requests for Increase


The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to increase funding for schools by $874 million next year. The board recommended the 13.4 percent increase at their meeting today. Finance Committee Chairman Jim Baumann says 67 percent of school districts are in deficit spending.

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3:54 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Prichard Committee Report Shows Strong Gains in Kentucky Student Achievement


Kentucky is moving steadily toward the top-tier of states in key education measures according to the “Top 20 by 2020” report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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Olmsted Lock and Dam
4:23 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years

Army Corps of Engineers

Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026.  Some of the delays are from construction techniques not quite suited for the swift current in that part of the Ohio River.  Project Engineer Richard Schipp says other delays are man-made…

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8:25 am
Fri March 2, 2012

State House Budget Vote

The Kentucky House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.  Speaker Greg Stumbo says he doesn't expect a lot of changes to Governor Steve Beshear's original budget proposal. The governor's $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee vote is expected Tuesday.