More rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will be pressing through the area this evening and tonight. Numerous Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of our region.
Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll call Kentucky lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session if Kentucky's economy keeps getting worse.
Beshear says the latest figures for March will show state
revenue is down by about 6 percent. The numbers haven't officially
The General Assembly has approved a two-year $19 billion
spending plan that Beshear is still reviewing. Beshear says the
budget's biggest problem is there's not enough money to cover all
Kentucky's facing a $900 million revenue shortfall over the next
Beshear has been urging lawmakers to increase the state's tax on
cigarettes by 70 cents per pack. House legislators approved a
quarter-per-pack hike on cigarettes that was removed during
deliberations with the Senate.
The legislation is House Bill 406.
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