Bevin promises spending cuts while GOP leader hints change
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin warned of steep spending cuts while the state House Republican leader gave a mysterious warning that Monday could be “an historic day” in the only legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats during a dinner with state business leaders.
Bevin said Thursday that he has had budget requests for an extra $2.1 billion in state spending over the next two years before vowing he would not approve it. He ended his speech to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce by urging them to elect Republicans to help him pass his conservative agenda.
House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover hinted a GOP majority could be coming soon. He said Monday could be a historic day, but declined to elaborate.
Democrats have a 50-46 advantage in the House. Four seats are vacant.