Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bevin given week to rescind budget cuts

Usually, when right-wing politicians break the law in plain sight, nothing is ever done about it. But when Matt Bevin ordered Kentucky colleges and universities to slash their budgets by 4.5%, he truly stepped in a pile.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the cuts are illegal, and he's giving the embattled Bevin 7 days to rescind the cuts. If the cuts aren't withdrawn, Beshear will sue Bevin. That's because the governor can't unilaterally cut items that are already budgeted by the state legislature. What would be the point of even having a budget if the governor could just ignore it?

When can the impeachment proceedings begin?