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A new report said Kentucky’s per-pupil education funding has actually decreased over an eight-year period when inflation is taken into account. An analysis by the Council for Better Education shows inflation-adjusted state funding decreased by nearly 500-dollars per-pupil from 2008 to 2016.

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Leaders of Kentucky’s two largest universities warned lawmakers Thursday that Gov. Bevin’s proposed spending cuts would eliminate crucial programs and scholarships that benefit Kentuckians and attract businesses to the state.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal for how Kentucky should spend public money over the next two years would eliminate the state’s share of funding for health insurance used by retired teachers.

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Kentucky's public colleges and universities want more money, but Republican lawmakers say the best universities can hope for is to break even.

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Though tax receipts into Kentucky’s general fund grew for the seventh year in a row, the state was still short about $135 million compared to predictions.

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Tennessee House Republicans have resolved their differences over the state's $37 billion annual spending plan.

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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 Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.

The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.


Despite accounting mistakes and unforeseen disaster relief expenses, state government is closing the 2012 budget with another surplus.

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