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Beshear proposes state pre-K funding for every 4-year-old

Karyn Czar

Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education. He released a plan Monday calling for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old. Karyn Czar reports.

Beshear says his budget plan includes nearly $2 billion in additional funding in the next two years for pre-K through 12th grade. The Democratic governor revealed his education spending plans days after House Republicans introduced their own state spending bill. Beshear says his plan includes a 12.5% increase in per-pupil funding under the state’s main K-12 funding formula. A cornerstone of his plan is to guarantee pre-K learning for every 4-year-old.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.