Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules - Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) scored a victory Thursday with the state supreme court ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin (R) lacks the authority to slash public university budgets without the threat of a shortfall, five months after the prosecutor filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the governor. In a 5-to-2 ruling, the high court said Bevin overstepped his bounds by issuing an executive order imposing a $41 million, or 4.5 percent, spending cut across Kentucky’s nine colleges and universities in the past three months of the fiscal year. Although the governor restored funding to Kentucky State University and amended cuts to the other schools, the universities were still shorted roughly $18 million. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/22/kentucky-supreme-court-governor-cant-slash-public-university-budget-unless-theres-a-shortfall/

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