Daniels Orders Budget Cuts

Indiana tax collections continue to fall short of projections, and that has prompted Governor Mitch Daniels to order spending cuts and other steps to offset a budget shortfall. Daniels says revenues are off more than $300 million thus far this fiscal year, and if the trend continues without cuts, the state’s reserves will be wiped […]

Advocates: Cuts to Arts Theatens Cultural Heritage

A proposed cut to the Kentucky Arts Council’s budget worries arts groups, even though it’s part of across-the-board cuts for state agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed cutting the Kentucky Arts Council’s budget by about 2.6 percent. The Kentucky legislature will consider it in […]

Plymouth Center Raising Funds To Stay Open

Officials at a west Louisville neighborhood center that’s on the brink of shutting down because of budget cuts have launched a strategic plan to raise some cash. It’s led by Markham French, executive director of the Plymouth Community Renewal Center, which serves residents of the Russell neighborhood. “We’re going to go to the community, community […]

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Faces Budget Cuts

Like many other institutes of higher education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is facing budget cuts. The school depends largely on its endowment, which has suffered in the global financial downturn. President Dr. Al Mohler says they’re predicting a $3.2 million budget shortfall, which represents about nine-percent of their budget. Mohler says the seminary isn’t in […]

Kentucky Won't Meet Mine Inspection Requirements Under Budget Cuts

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky won’t meet its coal mine inspection mandate under four-percent budget cuts ordered by Governor Steve Beshear. That’s the word from Energy and Environmental Secretary Len Peters, who says Kentucky law requires six inspections per year beginning January 1st, but the state is having a hard time finding new […]

KSP Limited to Two-Percent Budget Cuts

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is ordering most state agencies to trim spending by four-percent, but he’s limiting Kentucky State Police to two-percent cuts. That’s good news to Justice Secretary Michael Brown, who says KSP’s current force strength is at a 30-year low and demands are growing. “2010, Kentucky will […]

Welcome Center Closures Could Be Part of Budget Cuts

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Proposed budget cuts in Kentucky could make it more difficult for travelers and tourists to find their way around the Commonwealth. Most state agencies will see four-percent cuts under Governor Beshear’s budget-balancing plan, including the Department of Travel. And that could mean the department will have to reduce hours […]

Governor Beshear Takes Budget Plan on the Road

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is on the road this week, pitching his budget-balancing plan. Fiscal questions are being raised about the governor’s travels. Tonight, Governor Beshear holds a town hall meeting in Ashland. Wednesday he travels to Hazard and Thursday he’ll be in Dry Ridge. He’s already been to […]