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Obama's budget allocates millions for Kentucky
Will Senator McConnell oppose budget items that benefit Kentuckians?
Obama's budget allocates millions for Kentucky

The budget sent to Congress by President Obama includes $221 million for continued clean up and dismantling of buildings at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  Funds are also allocated for clean up at Bluegrass Army Depot and reinforcing Wolf Creek Dam. There's also money for Kentucky families in the form of tax credits for childcare and working families.

For more of James Carroll's report in the Courier Journal,  follow the link..

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Recommended Highway Plan presented to General Assembly
Artist's drawing of new bridge over Kentucky Lake
Recommended Highway Plan presented to General Assembly
Some highlights of the recommended plan:
  • $1.9 billion through FY 2016 for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The total assumes $1.44 billion of “innovative financing” to be determined by a Kentucky-Indiana bi-state authority. The total also includes $231 million from sale of Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds this year and in FY 2011.
  • A $300 million sale of state road bonds, of which about $155 million would be available for new projects. The rest would be used to finish state projects from a bond sale in 2009.
  •  $112 million from a second sale of bonds to support “BRAC” projects associated with the realignment of Fort Knox.
  •  $330 million for new bridges over Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
  • $301 million through the coming biennium, and $611.1 million through FY 2016, for bridge replacements statewide.
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