House Speaker Greg Stumbo

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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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A day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin issued an order cutting the state’s current contribution to higher education by 4.5 percent, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear said that move is illegal.

In a news conference late Friday afternoon, Beshear — the state’s top law enforcement official — told Bevin to rescind his order, which made the cuts to state colleges and universities. He said if the governor did not do so within seven days, his office would file suit.

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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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A new version of the state budget, penned by Kentucky House Democrats, reverses some of Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to state spending.

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Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin went viral Monday with a video he made in the Kentucky State Capitol, chastising the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives for not working to pass his budget. But House leaders and the Kentucky Democratic Party have called Bevin’s video misleading.

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A bill to amend the Kentucky Constitution to give local governments the option of temporarily raising sale taxes is headed to the full House.

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The Kentucky Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face meeting with a doctor at least 24 hours prior to the procedure.

The bill now moves on to the House, which has refused to take it up in the past, although support has been growing in the chamber.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin or state House of Representatives Speaker Greg Stumbo will now have to set a special election for state Rep. John Tilley’s seat after Bevin appointed the Democratic lawmaker as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is looking to provide additional safety protections for Kentucky law enforcement officers during the upcoming legislative session.

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