budget cuts

1:55 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

State Representative Included in U of L Layoffs

Kentucky State Rep. Reggie Meeks, D-Louisville, has been laid off from his job as director of outreach at the University of Louisville due to budget cuts.

Meeks revealed his job status during an interview with Ryan Alessi of CN/2, in which he criticized rising tuition at the state's public universities. 

WFPL previously reported that U of L expected up to 20 employee layoffs in various departments, which was subject to decisions made by deans or department leaders.

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2:06 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Most State Universities Avoiding Major Layoffs

The majority of the state's public universities are not following the University of Kentucky's lead in laying off a large number of employees to balance the budget.

UK announced this week that 140 employees will be laid off and 160 unfilled positions will be eliminated. But other public universities like Murray State, Eastern and Western Kentucky aren’t doing the same. Some schools are using hiring and pay freezes to deal with budget cuts from the state, but others, like Western, aren't using personnel to balance budgets at all.

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Local News
4:46 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

State Agency That Serves the Blind Considering Budget Cuts

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

A cash-strapped Kentucky Office for the Blind is considering some cost-cutting measures.

If adopted, some of the 400 people assisted by the agency will receive less tuition assistance, fewer cataract surgeries, and find it harder to qualify for state-provided services. Spokeswoman Allison Jessee says the proposed policy changes will be the subject of four public hearings scheduled for this month and could be implemented in June.

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12:49 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Kentucky Court Employees Will Be Furloughed for Three Days


For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts.

All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year.

Chief Justice John Minton says except for holidays, this will be the first time since 1976 that the courts have closed.

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