Senate president responds to governor’s plan

Senate President David Williams issued the following statement after the governor’s press conference this morning about his plan to address the state’s budget shortfall. 

“As of this date, we have only received a press release setting out any detail of the Governor’s proposal.  We look forward to viewing the proposed legislation as we continue our commitment to working together whenever possible for the benefit of all Kentuckians.”

However, Gov. Steve Beshear said when asked this morning that he had “personally briefed” the Senate president this morning on his plan that includes spending cuts and tax increases. 

“I find a willingness on a part of everybody to come together and find the common ground we need in order to move forward as a state,” Beshear said of his meetings with legislative leaders. 

House Speaker Jody Richards has scheduled a 2 p.m. CST press conference in Frankfort to talk about the plan with reporters.

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