Beshear Expects To Veto Some Budget Approprations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he expects to veto
some appropriations proposed by lawmakers in the state's nearly $19
billion budget.

Beshear told reporters on Monday that he expects to do so by the
end of the day. He didn't say exactly what he plans to cut from the
spending proposal sent to him by lawmakers more than a week ago.

The General Assembly included funding cuts to numerous
government agencies and programs in its proposed budget. Kentucky
is facing a $900 million revenue shortfall in the next two fiscal

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  • by crystal Location: knott on Apr 14, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    He needs to veto all the wasted monies going to the trailhead system and all that money going to the sportslex and all the other stuff. It does'nt take a wise person to figger out that it's all a waste. How stupid it all is trailheads,sportsplex,atv, and so on, 375,000 just in knott co. along could be put back into the edcational system, not counting the whole state. Trailhead how stupid.
  • by Eddie Location: Pike on Apr 14, 2008 at 04:59 PM
    Cat, please get real. Who should we be fighting this war with? Go back and look at gas prices just prior to the war and since. They have gone up in every instance of natural disaster and fallen back down, but always ended at a level still higher than they were before the natural disasters, etc. I don't argue that the war in the Middle East is impacting it, but that is not the only trigger. Don't forget that Clinton was the recipient of an upturn in economic indicators that happened BEFORE he took office. Bush 41 lost because the war was unpopular then too, and, given the choice of Democratic candidates available now? No thanks, I'll stick with McCain. Obama is not tested enough, and Clinton, well, she can't stop telling fairy tales about dodging sniper bullets in Bosnia. Wait a second, I bet Obama will claim the sniper bullets were fired by bitter Midwesterners. That might be a better story.
  • by cat Location: Pike on Apr 14, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Eddie, a Republican wasn't in the White House. We would not have a war with Iraq. The gas would probably still be about 2.50. We need to be fighting the war with the right people. Go Democratics
  • by Eddie Location: Pike on Apr 14, 2008 at 01:43 PM
    Besides the fact that the Governor can't lower the prices on gas (he CAN initiate a moratorium to freeze them if he feels people are being gouged in the wake of a disaster), he wouldn't do it if he could. This is just another tax and spend Democrat. Trust me, if the money was there, he would spend it in a heartbeat, and probably NOT on the things it needs to be spent on. One last thing, spell check, please.
  • by bill Location: owingsville on Apr 14, 2008 at 09:24 AM
    you needto lower the gas prices they are to hi we cant aford to put gas in are car. the pore people cant do like the rice people can do


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