General Assembly Session Begins

Frankfort, KY – A state senator says lawmakers might be a little more generous to higher education if they could see a clearer picture of how schools plan to use state money.
Senate Majority leaders Dan Kelly of Springfield believes lawmakers would be responsive to a plan that gives evidence of collaborative planning among the universities.
The comment came on the eve of Tuesday's opening of the 2006 general assembly session. There will be plenty of work for the senators and representatives with the state facing daunting costs for Medicaid, state health insurance and state retirement plans.
Those issues could limit the amount of money higher education and other issues will get when a state budget is crafted.