Both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly will likely vote on its compromised budget Friday morning, described by everyone as a “bare-bone” spending plan.
The Conference Committee worked out their disagreements just before 3am this morning, meaning the General Assembly will almost certainly not need a special session to pass a budget as it did two years ago.
State Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke says the Amy Dye murder case likely played a role in legislators including funds for hiring new social workers in the austere budget.
Representative Dossett says funds for Rupp Arena were also included in the compromise, just days before the so-called “game of the century” between Kentucky and Louisville.
The House and Senate will almost certainly have the budget passed by end of business Friday, meaning they will have accomplished the one duty they are constitutionally required to finish.