Monday, March 28, 2016

With midnight deadline looming, Kentucky budget talks resume

(AP) — House and Senate leaders are meeting privately to come up with an agreement on how to spend more than $65 billion of state and federal tax dollars over the next two years.

The Kentucky House of Representatives and the Senate have both passed different versions of the state's two-year spending plan. Leaders from the two chambers have until midnight on Monday to work out their differences. Otherwise, they would lose the ability to override any potential vetoes from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

House and Senate leaders were supposed to resume budget talks at 10 a.m. But the formal meeting never started. Senate Republicans and House Democrats, which control their respective chambers, have been meeting privately trying to work out a deal.

Both chambers plan to convene at 4 p.m.