Lawmakers Continue Budget Talks In Public

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House and Senate lawmakers will resume public budget negotiations Thursday morning, hoping to hammer out final details of an approximately $19 billion two-year state spending plan.

Lawmakers spent Wednesday night's session tediously sifting through their proposals line by line in an effort to find common ground.

Lawmakers agreed, among other things, on appropriating $200,000 for a state veterans' cemetery in Greenup County. House and Senate budgeteers also agreed on appropriating $250,000 to help maintain National Guard armories.

But the agreements were sparse, and tempers got a little testy as the night wore on.

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