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House Budget Hearings Set In Frankfort

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public RadioThe Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee will hold hearings today on a new biennial state budget.House leaders signed off on the $17 billion spending plan last Friday and sent it to the printers. Chairman Rick Rand says a committee vote on the budget should come Tuesday night. "Our budget subcommittees will make their reports and then we'll come back on adjournment and vote the budget bill out," Rand said.Monday night, the committee approved a new budget for the Transportation Cabinet and a revised six-year road plan. The bills now move to the House floor.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.