Governor Vetoes Portions Of Proposed Budget

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed portions of
the two-year, $19 billion state budget the General Assembly approved earlier this month.
Beshear's vetoes include language that would have prohibited the
Kentucky Horse Racing Authority from collecting a fee or assessment
from smaller thoroughbred race tracks with daily handles less than
$1.2 million.
Lawmakers approved an austere budget with the state facing a
$900 million revenue shortfall in the next two fiscal years. The budget included funding cuts to numerous government agencies and programs.

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

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  • by c Location: fkt on Apr 15, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    What were his other vetos? Surely he objected to more than just the Horse Racing Issue! I hope he objected to giving lawmakers a raise bigger than those that they gave everyone else! They don't deserve a raise any bigger than the 1% they gave everyone else!


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