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State budget package; alcohol, tobacco taxes to increase

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By Stephen Lega

Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 13 signed two bills into law - one regarding the executive branch budget and one regarding taxes.

State officials approved $150 million in spending cuts, as well as increases in the taxes on tobacco and alcohol. In November, economists projected a $456 million budget shortfall during the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to the governor's office.

Local legislators Sen. Dan Kelly and Rep. Jimmy Higdon both voted in favor of HB 143, the state executive branch budget bill. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 35-1 and the House by a vote of 77-23.


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