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Governor Will Have Scarce Finances For New Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Official projections paint a bleak picture of Kentucky government revenue for the next fiscal year.

The forecast is for little if any new money for government programs.

Yet the race for governor features candidates who are talking about improved education and health care -- and no additional taxes.

Governor Ernie Fletcher is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket and former Lieutenant Governor Steve Beshear is the Democratic challenger.

House Budget Committee chairman Harry Moberly says the next governor is going to be challenged.

Both candidates say their economic development plans will stimulate the economy and tax revenue to grow faster than expected.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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