Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – HB 201

Juva BarberBlog

Saturday was the final day of the 2018 Legislative Session. I am sad to report that there was no action taken this session on HB 609 or the language contained within the bill. While modernizing how we fund Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure was the primary initiative of KBT and KIC, it was not the only issue that impacts Kentucky’s transportation network. HB 201, the budget for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was passed by both the Senate and the House. It has been delivered to the Governor for his signature. The budget includes the following language: Highways: $1.65 billion per year is appropriated for highways. This includes the following appropriations. State Construction: $340 million in FY 2019 $282 million in FY 2020 … Read More

Kentucky’s Infrastructure is Essential to Kentucky’s Success

Juva BarberBlog

This past Monday was tough. Not only was it the last day of the legislative session prior to the Veto period – it was also the day we learned that, while there would be some sort of tax reform bill, it would not contain language to modernize how we fund Kentucky’s infrastructure. We were out – not in – and there was no way to change that. The budget bill was printed. The tax reform bill was printed. The 2-year road plan was passed along with the 4-year resolution. Several other bills were passed but one of the most important issues facing our state was not addressed. Earlier this week a member called to talk about this and reminded me … Read More