Lawmakers Resort To Name-Calling In Budget Battle

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislative leaders in the Kentucky House
and Senate are getting personal just days before they're expected to begin negotiations over a state budget.
Senate President David Williams says House Appropriations and
Revenue Chairman Harry Moberly may be skirting state ethics laws
because of his position as a vice president at Eastern Kentucky University. Williams says Moberly may have too much influence over the purse strings that help to fund the school.
Moberly says Williams is an "egomaniacal dictator" who is acting "like a petulant kid who doesn't get his way." Moberly says he advocates on behalf of all public education, not just them university that employs him.

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