KY House Passes State Budget

The Kentucky House passed its version of a new two-year, $23 billion state budget.The GOP-crafted spending plan drew bipartisan support in clearing the House 86-10 Friday. It is still heavy on education, however, it takes the money and spreads it out in further places.Some lawmakers said funding needs would be shortchanged by an unwillingness to tap into more revenue sources. The measure goes to the Senate.The House version modified Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s proposed $2,000 pay raise for teachers to spread it to other school and public employees as a one-percent raise. It boosted school-security funding to hire hundreds of counselors.

Source: MG News

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