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General fund, road receipts rise in February; General fund up 3.5 percent in first eight months of fiscal year

State Budget Director John Hicks reported today that General Fund receipts climbed 2.9 percent in February with revenues of $884.0 million compared to the $859.4 million collected in February 2019. Through the first eight months of FY20, the General Fund has grown 3.5 percent. The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY20 calls for revenue to grow 1.6 percent compared to FY19 actual receipts....

December General Fund receipts decline 4.1 percent from a year ago; Road Fund receipts up 4.2 percent

The state budget director reported Friday that December’s General Fund receipts totaled $1,084.3 million, a 4.1 percent decline compared to December of last year. Receipts have increased 2.7 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2020. Second quarter collections rose 4.1 percent, which is an improvement over first quarter collections which rose 1.1 percent. The official...

Governor-elect Andy Beshear makes high level staff appointments, including Cameron to AG vacancy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov.-elect Andy Beshear has announced more high level staff appointments. • La Tasha Buckner, who was named earlier as general counsel, will also serve as his Chief of Staff. • Holly McCoy-Johnson was chosen as Secretary of the Finance Cabinet. • Tom Miller, a former State Revenue Commissioner for eight years, will be returning to that post. • Mike Berry, who recently...