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Students and University Officials Speak Out on Higher Ed Budget

The cold, raw weather did not deter students from Kentucky’s state-funded universities from swarming to Frankfort on Thursday. They came to call attention to how Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts could affect higher education.

More than 200 students marched up Capital Avenue and gathered on the steps of the Capitol Annex to loudly voice their concerns.

A few elected officials braved the elements to address the students, including Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Rep. Reginald Meeks (D-Louisville)

Rep. James Kay (D-Lexington)

Late yesterday, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King and several officials from the state’s public universities spoke about the specific impacts the potential cuts would have on their respective institutions. Watch their testimony before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

Follow @ReneeKET on Twitter for updates throughout the day, and for a recap of the full day’s activities, watch Legislative Update, weeknights at 11 on KET. You can also follow the Kentucky General Assembly on KET’s Legislative Coverage app for your smartphone or tablet.