With budgets passed and lawmakers in recess, the focus in Frankfort is now on Governor Steve Beshear and his veto pen. A host of bills are on Beshear’s desk. The most important are budget bills for all three branches of government.
Monday is the deadline for independent candidates in Kentucky to file in order to be placed on the November ballot. Pursuant to existing statutes in Kentucky, individuals who want to run as independent, political organization or political group candidates in the state must file Statement of Candidacy forms by 4:00 pm, Eastern time.
The Kentucky Senate has approved a two year, $19 billion state budget that includes sharp cuts to most goverment programs and agencies. The plan was approved this afternoon, by a vote of 36 to 1 and will now go the the House of Representatives for consideration.