UPDATE: Beshear, Legislative Leaders Meet On Budget

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he’s open to more budget talks with Gov. Beshear and House Speaker Greg Stumbo.  The three met for two hours Friday morning in the governor’s office.  “I’m available to meet and we’re exchanging information.  Certain documents that we used in the conference committees will […]

Legislative Leaders Propose Continuation Budget

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio A final budget agreement remains elusive, as the 2010 session of the Kentucky General Assembly enters its final day.  With only 12 hours remaining in the 2010 session, House leaders are proposing a one-year continuation plan allowing Gov. Beshear to continue spending at current budgetary levels.  Senate President David […]

Frankfort Budget Impasse Continues

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Budget negotiations between House and Senate leaders in Frankfort broke off Wednesday and neither side anticipates a quick resolution. For seven days, negotiators worked on a compromise budget, but disagreements over proposed debt could not be settled. Just before noon Wednesday, conferees adjourned with no plans for another meeting. […]

Frankfort Budget Talks Hit A Snag

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio It appears there’s been a breakdown of budget negotiations in Frankfort. House and Senate conferees broke up after just three hours of discussion. Negotiators have worked for a week to reach a budget compromise. As he was exiting, Senate Minority Floor Leader Ed Worley said another meeting had not […]

Williams: "Real Progess" Made In Budget Talks

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky House and Senate budget negotiations continue for an eighth day in Frankfort. Budget conferees spent another five hours behind closed doors Tuesday night, with no final agreement. A weary Senate President David Williams told reporters he’s beginning to feel a bit more optimistic. “I think that we’ve made […]

Legislative Schedule Adjusted As Budget Talks Continue

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Legislative leaders in Frankfort are adjusting the calendar of the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly.       Budget negotiators need more time, so Tuesday will be a day off, and lawmakers will return on Wednesday.  By then, House Speaker Greg Stumbo hopes to have a budget compromise.  “We’re close on some […]