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Last Week at the State Capitol: School safety bill, State of Commonwealth, suicide prevention and more

Family members of the two students killed in last year’s shooting at Marshall County High School held hands, shed tears, and spoke bravely about their grief during this week’s Senate Education meeting.   They came to Frankfort on Thursday to call for safety improvements in Kentucky schools and to deliver a simple message directly to state lawmakers: “We’re counting on you.”   “We can’t...

Bevin touts strength, growth, cites ‘Blueprint for Better KY’ in State of Commonwealth address

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today “The State of the Commonwealth is strong, very strong,” Gov. Matt Bevin said during his annual State of the Commonwealth address, delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly Thursday night. 
Bevin described progress from seven items from the “Blueprint for a Better Kentucky” he handed out during his first such address in 2016. 
The first point was enacting...

Proposed budget combines ‘harsh cuts,’ borrowing to support schools, workforce

Saying Kentucky needs to lead, not cower, Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled a two-year budget proposal that combines “harsh cuts” and “strategic borrowing” to create funding for proposals that support Kentucky’s schools and workforce, according to a press release from the governor’s office.   Gov. Steve Beshear The proposed 2014-2016 biennial budget increases per-pupil...

Proposed budget combines 'harsh cuts,' borrowing to support schools, workforce

Saying Kentucky needs to lead, not cower, Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled a two-year budget proposal that combines “harsh cuts” and “strategic borrowing” to create funding for proposals that support Kentucky’s schools and workforce, according to a press release from the governor’s office.   Gov. Steve Beshear The proposed 2014-2016 biennial budget increases per-pupil...