Beshear to meet with educators to discuss plan to close Kentucky's budget hole

Beshear to meet with educators to discuss plan to close Kentucky's budget hole

Governor Steve Beshear

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Posted on June 4, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 1:28 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear has a meeting with education officials to discuss his plan to close Kentucky's looming budget hole.

The Democratic governor is scheduled to address the Kentucky Board of Education at its offices Thursday morning.

Kentucky is facing an approximately $1 billion budget shortfall in the fiscal year that starts July 1. The governor has called the General Assembly into a special session to begin on June 15.

Beshear has proposed maintaining education levels for Kentucky's public schools and universities. Teachers would also get a 1 percent pay raise under Beshear's plan.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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