(AP) — The Kentucky House
of Representatives has officially rejected the state Senate's budget
proposal and appointed a conference committee to work out a compromise.
Democratic-majority of the state House did not concur with the
Senate's changes to the more than $65 billion two-year state spending
plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo appointed six Democrats and three Republicans
to the conference committee. Senate President Robert Stivers appointed six
Republicans and four Democrats to the committee.
The key difference
between the two sides are the $650 million in proposed spending cuts from
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Senate Republicans mostly support the cuts while
House Democrats mostly oppose them.
committee is scheduled to begin meeting Thursday night. Leaders from both
parties say they hope to have a compromise by Wednesday.