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Gov. Beshear issues statement on budget crisis
Special session will now be needed to adopt budget as General Assembly adjourns regular session without meeting constitutional requirement
From Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office
FRANKFORT, KY - "The people of this Commonwealth and I are disgusted by the total inability of the General Assembly to reach a budget agreement.
Instead, lawmakers decided to put their egos and personal priorities above the needs of Kentucky families - families that are struggling to pay their bills and hold on to their jobs in the worst recession of our lifetime.
Although they passed a legislative budget to fund their own salaries, they refused to fulfill their greatest duty - passing the people's budget that funds our classrooms, teachers, health care programs, job creation efforts and keeping prisoners safely locked away.
Their failure not only puts these programs at risk, but means taxpayers will have to pay legislators overtime in a special session to do a job they should have already done.
The leadership of both chambers, after rejecting my budget proposal, said that writing their own budget would be their 'defining moment.'
And it was. A moment of abject failure.
Because of the complexities of finance and bond issues, as well as the need to plan for significant reductions in the next fiscal year resulting from the national economy, we must have an executive budget in place by June 1.
Therefore, I call upon the General Assembly to begin immediately working on a budget compromise, and continue until they come to a successful and responsible resolution, because I will call a special session in May."
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