State of the News

It’s Friday so it must be State of the News time. Money’s on everyone’s mind right now, so we’ll get an update on the Metro and Kentucky budgets. There’s always news about the bridges project and the arena. Finally we’ll check in with Tony McVeigh, our capitol reporter, to see what happening in Frankfort. Join us on Friday for State of the News.

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New Ideas for Maintaining Arts Facilities

President elect Barack Obama’s plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure — from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren’t part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer […]

State Nursing Contracts Questioned

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky lawmakers are questioning the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars for contract nurses at state mental health facilities. Members of a legislative oversight panel want to know why the state is paying several outside hiring agencies $172 million to provide nurses at state mental health facilities. Beth […]

Beshear Proposes "In God We Trust" Plates

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh “In God We Trust,” may soon appear on Kentucky license plates.   Governor Steve Beshear says he will seek legislative approval for such plates next year.   He wants them to be a regularly priced alternative to the “Unbridled Spirit” plates started by former governor Ernie Fletcher. Both plates would cost […]