road plan http://wkyufm.org en Lawmakers Reach Deal To Fund Roads and Bridges Projects http://wkyufm.org/post/lawmakers-reach-deal-fund-roads-and-bridges-projects <p><em><strong>Update 5:38 p.m.</strong></em><br /><br />House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to a $4.1 billion road spending plan on the Legislature's final day that, if approved, would avoid an expensive special session.<br /><br />The plan includes $5.2 billion worth of projects throughout the state. But as much as 25 percent of that money will not be spent. Lawmakers said they like to include a cushion in case some projects are delayed because of environmental concerns or problems acquiring land.<br /><br />The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the road plan first before sending it to the House of Representatives. Lawmakers have until midnight to pass the bill.&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Original Post:</strong></em><br /><br />State lawmakers say they are close to an agreement on how to spend $1.2 billion in state tax dollars on road construction.<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:38:41 +0000 Associated Press 46621 at http://wkyufm.org Lawmakers Reach Deal To Fund Roads and Bridges Projects Governor Signs Six Year Road Plan, but Vetoes Senate President's Projects in Two Year Plan http://wkyufm.org/post/governor-signs-six-year-road-plan-vetoes-senate-presidents-projects-two-year-plan <p>Governor Steve Beshear signed Kentucky&rsquo;s six-year road plan Wednesday&nbsp; and vetoed several projects in the state&#39;s two-year road plan. According to a release from Beshear&rsquo;s office, the line item vetoes in the two-year plan are only in Senate President David Williams&#39;s district. This comes on the heels of a public feud between the two politicians, with both accusing the other of political posturing. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:10:59 +0000 10989 at http://wkyufm.org Senate Takes Second Shot at Road Plans http://wkyufm.org/post/senate-takes-second-shot-road-plans <p>The Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee has amended the state road plan a second time. The committee met Wednesday morning to update and pass a two-year and a six-year road plan. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:02:00 +0000 9869 at http://wkyufm.org Senate Takes Second Shot at Road Plans