I thought Gov. Beshear said he was making government smaller.
This AP story completely glosses over the other side of the "shortfall" theme in only one very inadequate sentence:
"Senate President David Williams, a Burkesville Republican, disputes the figure and said the shortfall is a smaller percentage."
That's pathetic underreporting of a story with at least two sides.
One interesting note, though. If you read to the end of the article, you get a quote from Western Kentucky University's Dr. Brian Strow, the BB&T Chair for the Study of Capitalism:
"Lawmakers should consider "meaningful economic reform" that would create more jobs and reduce the budget, Strow said."
Amen to that.
Dr. Strow is also a member of Dr. Rand Paul's Economic Council of Advisors.