Morehead State University President Jay Morgan reported to the institution’s Board of Regents last month that he had to cut nearly $10 million in personnel costs to balance the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
State lawmakers have rearranged their schedule so they can continue budget negotiations Wednesday. As they talk, organizations like the Lexington Public Library are asking people to fight for them in Frankfort.
Governor Matt Bevin says Attorney General Beshear's position on the issue was irresponsible and unsustainable for government to take. While Beshear says the governor is usurping "dangerous levels of power."
bipartisan budget committee met for hours on Sunday. The committee was trying to reach on agreement on a two-year, $21 Billion dollar budget for the state, but called it quits at around 11:30 Sunday night.
Kentucky's chief justice says proposed budget cuts would mean the judicial system would likely send 17,000 defendants back to county jails because there would be no officers to supervise them while they are awaiting trial.