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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Kentucky's Governor and Attorney General are of opposite parties, what could go wrong?

Bill Chapell of WBOI.org, a Kentucky NPR station, reported yesterday afternoon in a story headed "Kentucky Governor Can't Cut Universities' Budgets, Court Rules," in a story that begins:

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by a state's Democratic attorney general against its Republican governor, the Kentucky Supreme Court says Gov. Matt Bevin doesn't have the authority to unilaterally slice money out of a state university's budget.
More from the story:
Weeks after Bevin took office, he called for 4.5 percent cuts across much of Kentucky's budget — and when the politically divided state legislature didn't embrace those mid-year cuts, Bevin issued an order imposing them on the university and community college system at the end of March.

In the majority's 50-page opinion
that both affirms the attorney general's right to sue the governor and reverses the governor's budget decree, the Kentucky Supreme Court wrote, "the Governor cannot order the boards of the Universities not to spend funds appropriated to them."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 23, 2016 09:49 AM
Posted to Indiana Government