Kentucky lawmakers to take up 1-year budget due to pandemic

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Key Kentucky lawmakers say the legislature will be presented a one-year state spending plan. Lawmakers traditionally pass two-year budgets. Sen. Chris McDaniel on Tuesday said the rare move was caused by disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Steven Rudy says passing a one-year plan will enable lawmakers to meet their constitutional duty of passing a budget while recognizing that no revenue projection “will be anywhere close to what is correct.” The Republican-controlled legislature is set to reconvene Wednesday to take final action on the budget. The spending plan would then go to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

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