state budget

Education
8:27 am
Tue December 24, 2013

KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education

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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.

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State Budget
3:18 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Kentucky Will Close 2012 Budget With $45M Surplus

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

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Morning Cram
9:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition]

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

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2012 General Assembly
6:59 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Lawmakers Pass Budget with No Time to Spare

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After a night of discussions, Kentucky lawmakers have finally reached a budget agreement.

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Government
4:20 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Proposed State Budget Threatens Tennessee Family Resource Centers

Tennessee's state budget could cut all funding to The Paris Special School District Family Enrichment Center. Director Donna Vaughn says half of its funding comes from the state and if the budget passes, the center would likely have to close this summer.

“We do not have the excess funds in our budget to absorb it at this time. So we really don’t want to look down that road, but it doesn’t look good for us if that happens.”

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2012 General Assembly
4:04 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Kentucky Budget Talks have Stalled

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Budget talks in Frankfort appear to have stalled.

Lawmakers have met for three straight days, usually twice a day, to resolve differences between budget proposals passed by the House and Senate. But there are firm disagreements over school construction, cuts to the governor'’s office and coal severance projects.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the Senate isn'’t compromising on those issues, so the potential to deliver a budget on time is in danger.

2012 General Assembly
8:28 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Kentucky Senate Approves Budget Bill

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After hours of closed-door meetings, the Kentucky Senate approved budgets for the three branches of state government Thursday night.

The House previously approved its own versions of the budgets. The Senate kept the House's legislative plan intact but modified the executive and judicial budgets. The two chambers must now form a conference committee to work out the differences.

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Kentucky General Assembly: Week of March 5
4:16 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Colston on the Capitol

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It’s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. On the agenda: the budget, drug testing and prescription painkillers. To summarize what happened and why,  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston talks politics with Rick Howlett.

 

 

Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/6/12

Crews search for boaters after capsize near Kentucky Dam.
WPSD

Two men are missing after a pontoon boat capsized on the Tennessee River around 11 this morning.

Kentucky Politics:

A proposal that limits the amount of pseudoephedrine consumers can buy in a month could make it out the state House of Representatives intact.

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Government
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.

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