Friday, May 21, 2010

Kentucky to Wave Bye Bye to $175 Million

This from H-L:

Jobless funds, bourbon tasting
on special session agenda

Charter Schools Not on Special Session Call

Gov. Steve Beshear wants the legislature to tackle a measure that would help shore up the state's bankrupt unemployment insurance trust fund when lawmakers return to Frankfort Monday for a special legislative session.

Beshear issued the "call," or the agenda, for the special session on Thursday...

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, and Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, have said they believe there is enough support in both chambers to pass Beshear's $17.1 billion two-year compromise budget that was proposed after House and Senate leaders failed to pass a budget by the end of the legislative session...

A measure that would allow charter schools in Kentucky is not on the agenda. Education leaders had pushed for the legislation so the state would be eligible for millions of federal education dollars. The Republican-controlled Senate has supported charter schools in the past but the Democratic-controlled House has resisted the move...

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