Professionals Upset Over Legislature's Fee Grab

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State regulatory officials say they're
upset over the Kentucky General Assembly's plan to take millions
that professionals pay in licensing fees and use it for other
government expenses.

Doctors, nurses and dentists pay the fees for their licenses,
and the move affects about 35 regulatory boards and commissions.

"It's pretty serious," said Charlotte Beason, the Kentucky
Nursing Board's executive director."

Her agency would lose $2 million over the next two fiscal years.
"We're going to have to make some serious cost-cutting
decisions."

House Appropriations and Revenue chairman Harry Moberly didn't
immediately return a call for comment Monday.

Kentucky lawmakers approved a two-year $19 billion state
spending plan last week. The proposal is pending before Gov. Steve
Beshear.


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  • by tim Location: letcher,co. on Apr 8, 2008 at 09:56 PM
    the govenor and his cronies need to be impeached.
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Apr 8, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ELECT A DEMOCRAT. SEEMS LIKE THEY WANT TO GIVE EVERYTHING AWAY. NOPE, DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM. HOPE HOW SOON THE REST SEE THE LIGHT.
  • by Keith Location: bell on Apr 8, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    Maybe they can use it for Medicaid so more people can afford ATVs.
  • by Cindy on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:33 AM
    Hide the kids, stay off the rd.s .Kentuckys looking for money.Next we will face strip searches for pennys,at traffic stops.

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