State agencies get 1.3 percent across-the-board spending cuts for rest of fiscal year

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today State Budget Director John Chilton has issued a 1.3 percent across-the-board spending reduction for all state agencies to deal with the anticipated revenue shortfall during the 2018 fiscal year that runs through June 30, 2018. John Chilton The order, issued Thursday afternoon, is based on the Dec. 3 Consensus Forecasting Group’s prediction of a $156 million shortfall,...