Updates From the States


Budget and Legislation in Kentucky

The Kentucky Legislature adjourned on the last possible legislative day, April 15, 2016, after approving House Bill 303, the 2016-18 biennial budget. General funds total $10.6 billion in 2016-17, up 2.7 percent over the original 2015-16 budget, and rise 2.3 percent in 2017-18 to nearly $10.9 billion. However, as a result of large general fund increases for state-supported retirement systems, most programs receive reduced or level funding.