House Leaders Meet On Sunday Seeking Funds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House lawmakers are meeting in Frankfort and may go late into the evening in hopes of finding more money for Kentucky's next two-year state spending plan.

House Speaker Jody Richards says legislators want to find ways to avoid making education funding cuts in the state's next two-year budget that starts July 1. Members of six budget subcommiittee were meeting behind closed doors as of late Sunday afternoon at the Capitol to discuss the proposed budget.

A person answering the phone in Speaker Richards' office says they could be meeting for several more hours ... into the evening.

Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed an $18.5 billion two-year spending plan that includes 12-percent funding cuts to numerous state government agencies and public colleges and universities.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Catsfanagain Location: Wasting away in Beshearville on Mar 3, 2008 at 01:28 AM
    Well get ready here it comes. Sometime today or tommorow Richards will release a statement saying withough Casinos Kentucky faces dramatic cuts in several key organizations including Educational. I personally feel after the lottery using Education as a key point to gain entry into our state it shoul be illegal to cut any funds from our schools and colleges. Beshear is not above using anything he can to get House Bill 550 passed. I really do think the only way to fix our government in Kentucky is for as many citizens as possible start pushing for the Governors resignation. Shame on a man who ran adds claiming he is religious and then wanting to bring several types of sin and destruction to our state. You can get that Casinos will be brought up in discussion with the budget. It is another tactic that will in their eyes trick us and our legislators into passing a bill that will butter the hands of our crooked government.

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