Kentucky Senate Approves Two-Year State Spending Plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has approved a two-year spending plan that would release up to 2,000 felony offenders and relies on about $110 million in additional lottery proceeds.
The plan would allow for the release of nonviolent and nonsexual
felony offenders and place them in drug treatment programs or home
monitoring programs. State government could save up to nearly $50
million over the next two fiscal years under the proposal, lawmakers said.
Kentucky lawmakers are facing a grisly economic forecast based on sagging revenues and soaring expenses that has the state facing a projected revenue shortfall of approximately $900 million over the next two fiscal years starting July 1. That's on top of an approximately $434 million shortfall in the current fiscal year.

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


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  • by steve Location: irvine on Mar 24, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    Yea turn them loose libs that way they can rob us again god what a bunch of morons we have running the state gees.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 24, 2008 at 04:43 PM
    Great thinking but lets not let out the 2 time car theifs and B&E felons like they did a few years back in local jails.
  • by Jerry Location: Lexington on Mar 24, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    I find it very funny that our so called "leaders" want the good people of Kentucky to continue to play, and lose at, the lottery. Yet the same people will not allow us the right to vote on whether we would like to play craps or blackjack. What is wrong with this picture???

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