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Kentucky House passes its version of new two year state budget

Karyn Czar

Kentucky’s Republican-led House has passed its version of a new two-year state budget. The measure includes increased education spending and a pay raise for state employees.

The budget measure cleared committee and the full House on Thursday — the 12th day of the 60-day session. The spending bill goes to the Senate, which will put its imprint on the measure.

The final version will be hashed out by conferees from both chambers.

The House plan would increase per-pupil funding for the state’s main funding formula for K-12 schools. It would award a 6% pay raise for public employees.