Beshear defends education in Ky. budget process

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - As lawmakers continue to negotiate
Kentucky's next two-year budget plan, Gov. Steve Beshear is urging
legislative leaders to avoid approving a state spending plan that
damages education.
Beshear told reporters Tuesday that he hasn't "drawn any lines
in the sand" that would cause him to veto all or part of budget
being crafted by House and Senate conferees.
But the governor urged House and Senate leaders not to pass a
spending plan that causes education to take a big step backward.
House and Senate negotiators reconvened their closed-door
conference committee late Tuesday afternoon. The conferees have met
off and on for nearly a week in trying to reach a budget deal.

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