Coal-related state agencies to suffer few budget cuts

FRANKFORT Declaring “the day of reckoning has come,” Gov. Steve Beshear called Tuesday for 8.4 percent cuts to most government agencies. Only coal mine permitting and enforcement, education, public safety and a handful of other programs would be spared to make up a $742 million deficit. He presented his proposal to a joint session of the House and Senate. “To […]

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