The Courier-Journal's Tom Loftus reports on dueling compromise offers as Kentucky lawmakers attempt to reach an agreement on how to fill a $166 million gap in Medicaid funding:
Negotiations broke off about 7 p.m., and the two sides plan to resume talks Tuesday morning.
Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, made an offer Monday night that he said would cut funding for most state agencies by a bit less than 2 percent next year. The exception would be base school funding, which he said would be cut by less than 1 percent.
“They're not any more acceptable,” (House Speaker Greg) Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) said of the smaller cuts to education. “It's still a pretty big reduction in our school budgets, which are already strapped.”