Quantcast

AG Beshear Says Bevin's Plan To Cut State Budget Is Illegal - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

AG Beshear Says Bevin's Plan To Cut State Budget Is Illegal

Posted: Updated:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky Attorney General is challenging the legality of some of Governor Matt Bevin's budget cuts.

Bevin has called on several agencies to reduce their budgets by more than 17 percent because of a projected $200 million shortfall.

Beshear says that it's far too early to make the cuts before the official revenue forecast in December. He has stated that he will have no choice but to file suit if the governor does not comply.

Bevin's office released a statement, "“Kentucky families and businesses know they should not spend more than they make and having zero dollars in the bank to plan for emergencies is dangerous. Director Chilton’s letter merely asked state agencies to draft a similar spending plan before any final decisions are made later in the year. Kentucky law clearly allows the Governor to ask any agency to reduce its spending, and the Kentucky Supreme Court said just last year that the Governor can direct spending reductions for agencies under his control. Thus, AG Beshear’s grandstanding is not only fiscally irresponsible and nonsensical, but it is also contrary to the law. AG Beshear’s latest threat to file yet another lawsuit against the Governor is premature and entirely political.”

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 1 Airlifted After Serious Crash In Montgomery County

    1 Airlifted After Serious Crash In Montgomery County

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-01-19 00:46:52 GMT

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Sheriff's officials are urging residents to avoid the area where a serious crash has occurred. The collision occurred on US 460 Paris Pike. Officials say one person was airlifted after a truck struck a tree. The roadway is shut down for some time. Schools in the area are shut down because of road conditions, but officers working the scene say they aren't sure if weather played a factor in the crash.

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Sheriff's officials are urging residents to avoid the area where a serious crash has occurred. The collision occurred on US 460 Paris Pike. Officials say one person was airlifted after a truck struck a tree. The roadway is shut down for some time. Schools in the area are shut down because of road conditions, but officers working the scene say they aren't sure if weather played a factor in the crash.

  • Authorities: Deputy Fatally Shoots 16-Year-Old Boy In Courtroom

    Authorities: Deputy Fatally Shoots 16-Year-Old Boy In Courtroom

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:56 PM EST2018-01-18 18:56:19 GMT
    APAP

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The boy died ab...

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The boy died ab...

  • Fireball Sightings Across Kentucky

    Fireball Sightings Across Kentucky

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-01-19 00:45:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy of National GeographicPhoto courtesy of National Geographic

    (LEX 18)-- Several countries around the world have reported sightings of Fireballs late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. There were numerous sightings in the United States from coast to coast. Kentucky had around 10 reports filed with the American Meteor Society from cities including Horse Cave, Lexington, Simpsonville, Louisville, East Bernstadt, Summersville, fort Mitchell and Madisonville.  

    (LEX 18)-- Several countries around the world have reported sightings of Fireballs late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. There were numerous sightings in the United States from coast to coast. Kentucky had around 10 reports filed with the American Meteor Society from cities including Horse Cave, Lexington, Simpsonville, Louisville, East Bernstadt, Summersville, fort Mitchell and Madisonville.  

Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2018, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?