Governor To Talk Budget Cuts Later This Week

27 NEWSFIRST has learned that Governor Steve Beshear will brief legislative leaders Friday morning and unveil his budget reduction plan to the public later that day.

The governor has said the state faces a budget crisis and is running hundreds of millions of dollars behind expected revenue.

Beshear is expected to call for cuts across state government in the neighborhood of three percent.

The governor has indicated he will likely spare primary and secondary education and he's deciding now whether to institute a state hiring freeze.

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