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Kentucky’s attorney general sues governor over higher-education cuts

Posted by Dustin Robinson on April 14, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Originally published on April 12, 2016 on The Washington Post by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel. 

It's not every day that a state’s top prosecutor takes legal action against the state’s governor, which makes what’s happening in Kentucky so interesting.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) has filed a lawsuit to stop Gov. Matt Bevin (R) from slashing the budgets of the state’s public colleges and universities. Beshear says the governor violated state laws governing budget reductions when he imposed a $41 million, or 4.5 percent, spending cut in the last three months of the fiscal year.

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