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Governor Beshear outlines priorities ahead of budget address

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will deliver his 2022 Budget Address at 7pmET on Thursday, January 13, 2022. On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the governor outlined a budget plan to make "game-changing investments that will help the commonwealth become a national leader by turning two years of incredible progress into 20 years of prosperity for Kentucky's families."

"We have the responsibility and the resources to meet this moment. To be bold and to leapfrog other states. Not to tread water or punt on third down," Gov. Beshear said. "With these dollars, my budget targets investments to create and attract the jobs of the future and works to align workforce readiness with business needs to ensure we can fill the high-quality jobs that are coming our way."

Among the recommendations in Tuesday's announcement are investments in:
  • Site Identification and Development Program
  • Agritech R&D
  • Life Science Lab
  • Transportation Projects
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Water and Sewer Improvements
  • High-Speed Internet
  • General Aviation Airports
  • Everybody Counts and Workforce Grants
  • Talent Attraction Media Campaign
  • Automotive Training
  • CDL Program
  • Tourism
This would be in addition to the proposed $2B investment in PreK-12 Education (PDF) that the governor unveiled on Monday.

This story was posted on 2022-01-12 09:06:31
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