A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

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...

General Fund receipts increase 3.6 percent in August; total revenues for month were $787.2 million

State Budget Director John Chilton reported Tuesday that General Fund receipts increased 3.6 percent in August compared to last year. Total revenues for the month were $787.2 million, compared to $759.9 million during August 2018. For the first two months of this fiscal year (FY20), General Fund receipts have increased 2.7 percent. Chilton noted that the rate of growth of General Fund receipts has...

State Budget Director reports strong revenue receipts in December, ’17; general fund up 11.2 percent

The Office of State Budget Director has reported that December’s General Fund receipts were the highest on record as receipts totaled $1,140.1 million. Revenue collections increased 11.2 percent compared to December of last year, an increase of $114.8 million.  Receipts have increased 3.1 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year that ends June 30.  Second quarter collections rose 3.2...

Total revenues rise during month of November over previous year, state budget director reports

State Budget Director John Chilton reported Monday that General Fund receipts rose 2.9 percent in November compared to last year. Total revenues for the month were $907.8 million, compared to $882.5 million during November 2016, an increase of $25.3 million. Receipts have now risen 1.1 percent for the first five months of the fiscal year and must increase 3.1 percent over the final seven months of...

Decision to expand health coverage ensures 308,000 more Kentuckians have access

Calling it “the single-most important decision in our lifetime for improving the health of Kentuckians,” Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the inclusion of 308,000 more Kentuckians in the federal Medicaid health insurance program. The expansion, together with the creation of the Health Benefit Exchange, will ensure that every Kentuckian will have access to affordable health insurance.   The...