Kentucky Budget Passes Senate Committee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The approximately $17.1 billion, two-year spending blueprint includes several changes from the version that passed the House this week.

The Senate panel voted Thursday night, to restore money dropped by the House, to help replace Kentucky's most rundown schools.

Committee chairman Bob Leeper said the Senate proposal helps replace those dilapidated buildings, if the school districts pitch in by raising a certain level of property taxes to help finance the work.

The budget bill now heads to the full Senate, which is scheduled to vote on the measure Friday, as lawmakers try to wrap up a special session. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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