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Bevin Congratulates Lawmakers on 'Great Budget'

J. Tyler Franklin

Governor Matt Bevin has congratulated state lawmakers for passing what he said is a great budget. The first term governor visited the House floor as the chamber was adjourned for the final time this year.

Bevin shook hands with lawmakers of both parties. He made a similar trip to the state Senate last month. Bevin now must decide which parts, if any, of the state's two-year operating budget he will veto. Bevin told reporters it was a "great budget."

He said he reads every bill before deciding whether to sign it. He said the last thing he does is check to see who wrote the bill, adding that "may or may not color my thinking."

The House and Senate adjourned for the final time just before midnight.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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