Special Session Underway In Frankfort

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio A special session of the Kentucky General Assembly has begun in Frankfort. Breaking the House and Senate impasse over a new state budget is at the top of the agenda Senate President David Williams sees no big problems with a compromise spending plan crafted by Governor Steve Beshear. Hoping […]

New JCPS Budget Includes Some Assumptions

By Rick Howlett The Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for fiscal 2010-2011, but because Kentucky lawmakers have not adopted a state spending plan, the JCPS budget is based on some assumptions. “What we have done is assumed the Senate bill version, the last version we’re aware of, which really was […]

Beshear: Budget Talks Continue

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear still wants to call a special session on the budget this month, but isn’t yet ready to announce a date.  Beshear says he continues to discuss the state’s financial situation with House and Senate leaders.  “I think that we’re making some progress, but we will continue working through the next few […]

Beshear: Lack Of Budget Could Be "Cataclysmic"

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Gov. Steve Beshear is warning of dire consequences if Kentucky lawmakers don’t pass a budget by July 1. Beshear says a partial shutdown of state government could result in no Kentucky State Police, no mine inspectors or mine rescue units, no Medicaid, no money for universities and the closure […]