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As the 2012 legislative session winds down, lawmakers aren’t touting a long list of accomplishments.

They say that’s not due to a lack of work, but mainly a lack of extra money to fund new programs or expand others.

Instead, House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the main highlights will be a three-bill attack on Kentucky’s drug abuse problems and passing general and road budgets before the end of the session.

In recent years, lawmakers haven’t even been able to pass budgets on time. So Stumbo says this year is a return to normal.

“I’m hoping we’ve returned to some semblance of normalcy. I’ll reverse judgment as a hope you will until the final seconds tick off,” he said. [click to continue…]

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Stumbo Says Budget Compromise Should Be Easy

by Kenny Colston March 23, 2012

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his chamber’s priorities for the next two-year budget are not that different from the senate’s. Both chambers have passed their own budget bills for each branch of state government. The two sides must now work out a compromise. Stumbo says he doesn’t have many concerns with the Senate’s changes and he […]

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