Patton Talks About Budget

By: Stephanie Stang
By: Stephanie Stang

Gov. Patton is calling on lawmakers to raise taxes to maintain Kentucky's state budget. Currently the state is facing a six percent budget deficit.

Patton is proposing a $573 million tax increase. He says the increase is necessary to maintain education and Medicaid.

Many state legislators say we need to cut more funding and not raise taxes, while Patton says we cannot afford to cut anymore.

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