Gov. Matt Bevin budget details
"I will not sign any bill, I will not sign any budget that encumbers future generations with debt that we refuse to take responsibility for today, we will not do it," Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday night.
Bevin says he wants to reduce the debt your kids will be forced to pay later in life. That’s why he called for $117 million worth of cuts during his state of the commonwealth budget address in Frankfort Tuesday.
However, he did say he wants to allocate funding to ensure the backlog of rape kits in the state are processed.
"In this budget, I’m calling for a $12.4 million increase in salaries for our Kentucky State Police," Bevin said.
"We’re going to be able to use some of these dollars not only to ensure that we get the best and brightest, but we keep them. And that, when they get additional responsibilities 10 years down the road, it comes with additional money as well." Bevin said.
He also did not cut monies for school funding, medicaid, pension programs, and veterans affairs, to name just a few.
The cuts Bevin is proposing will continue over the next two years.
For every dollar state agencies received this year, they will get 91 cents in 2017 and 2018.
To read additional details from Bevin’s speech, click here.