Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have
resumed talks aimed at reaching agreement on a state budget for the
next two years.
The fourth day of closed-door negotiations started Saturday
morning as the lawmakers prepared for what could be lengthy
meetings during the weekend.
Key differences in the spending plans passed by each chamber
include funding for public schools and a state-backed construction
program backed by the Democratic-led House.
The negotiators met for about 90 minutes before breaking for
House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook said the
talks are "moving along" and that the mood is good.
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