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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:52 PM

State agencies must cut budgets by 17% to avoid $200M shortfall, Bevin says

FRANKFORT, Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday asked most state agencies to slash their budgets by more than 17 percent to cope with an anticipated $200 million revenue shortage and to beef up an emergency fund.

"The cuts are huge and I don't see how they can be carried out without diminishing services to the public, and maybe employment within these agencies," said state Rep. Rick Rand, a Bedford Democrat and former chairman of the House budget committee.

To the affected agencies, the massive cuts come on the heels of previous big budget reductions. They follow a 9 percent cut that is part of the state's 2016-18 budget as well as a series of other funding cuts stretching back to the onset of the Great Recession in 2008.

Some state agencies have already lost more than a quarter of their annual funding and that's before this cut.

Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/08/kentucky-governor-bevin-budget-cuts/646157001/

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