FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is urging lawmakers to
finish their work on a transportation budget and six-year road plan
on the final day of this year's legislative session.
Beshear said in a statement Tuesday that the state's roads and
bridges are the state's economic lifeblood, and not passing
legislation to ensure their continued maintenance would do more
than threaten public safety.
With time running out, lawmakers haven't yet reached agreement
on what road construction projects to fund in the next two-year
budget cycle or in an overall six-year plan.
Beshear said he would make State Budget Director Mary Lassiter,
Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock and their staffs available to
lawmakers to help finalize a deal before adjourning the legislative
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