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Kentucky lawmakers pass bill to fund full-day kindergarten

The proposal winning final passage includes $140 million in state funds for full-day kindergarten.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky lawmakers have passed a last-minute spending plan to pump money into full-day kindergarten and pay off unemployment insurance debts. 

The action came as big-ticket budget items surfaced Tuesday on the final day of the legislative session. 

The proposal winning final passage includes $140 million in state funds for full-day kindergarten. It also includes $575 million in federal pandemic aid to repay a federal loan that kept the state’s unemployment insurance program afloat. 

Another spending plan winning final passage Tuesday night would allocate $250 million for a water and wastewater grant program.

 

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