Kentucky Lawmakers Go Back to Work Tomorrow

Kentucky lawmakers are on their way to Frankfort right now for the start of this year's General Assembly.
Kentucky lawmakers are on their way to Frankfort right now for the start of this year's General Assembly. They're facing the cold now, but starting tomorrow they'll be facing several issues.

Among them, the state's budget. Governor Steve Beshear plans to present his two year budget later this month.

Other issues include solutions to funding the state's pension system. A study released last month shows Kentucky needs more than $700 million each year for it to stay solvent.

"I'm sure we're going to have to dig down and find more revenue to put into these," said State Rep. David Watkins, "to make sure they are solvent, and that they are do what they have been obligated to do that have retired."

Watkins says other issues expected to come up include expanded gambling and education funding.
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