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Programs may be on the block unless Governor gets his way
Programs may be on the block unless Governor gets his way

Governor Bevin's proposed budget cuts 6.25% of state spending and will eliminate 70 state programs. He will negotiate. After his State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday evening, his office issued the following statement:

"Gov. Bevin noted that some budget reductions could be avoided if the General Assembly enacts meaningful pension reform this session. Tax reform could also have significant impact and lead to a less austere budget.

A list of the programs on the chopping block follows.

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Women's March Anniversary Celebration
Women's March Anniversary Celebration

Paducah will be one of the sites of the one year anniversary commemoration of the Women's March.

The event will be held at the Cherry Civic Center from 1 - 4 on Sunday, January 21st.

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Politics & Government

Bill would give local governments more revenue options

FRANKFORT--Cities, counties, school districts and other local government entities would have new ways to increase investment revenue under a bill approved today by the House Local Government Committee.

Editor's Note - It is dire days in Frankfort when a bill sponsored by a Democratic lawmaker makes it out of committee and to the full House.

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Editorials

Budget disaster for education - Dems

I'll cut right to it: Governor Bevin's proposed budget would be a disaster for Kentucky.

Not only is he proposing to eliminate funding to over 70 programs -- including Breast and Colon Cancer Screening, the Commission on Women, Teach for America, and the Bluegrass State Games -- but his budget will so severely cut public education across the state that it will never recover.

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The Futurist's Corner

Kentucky Political Opportunity Timeline

The "Window of Opportunity" for Kentucky leadership to leverage major forces of change into a successful strategic action plan to either keep power or take power, is from January of 2018 through November of 2020. These 27 months will be critical to transforming West Kentucky's political platform model.

At stake is who or which political party will have the power to draw state and federal political districts in 2021 and set the stage for moving Kentucky political leadership into the 21st Century.

The Futurist predicts...

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