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Cuts could be made to fund education

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Day 5 of the session ended like the previous 4 - neither the House nor the Senate passed any legislation.

All eyes are on the money pot -- which as always, is too small. Any extra money to prevent classroom overcrowding and tattered textbooks means less money for something else.

Democrats are expecting Governor Steve Beshear to find more money for schools and provide state workers a pay raise.

But to do that, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said, "Obviously, you're going to have to do some adjusting in other places. He's had plenty of practice at it, so I expect he'll have a pretty good budget."

The House was in session for all of 26 minutes Monday. The Republican-controlled Senate, not much longer.

Senate President Robert Stivers said he had plenty of ideas on what to cut, but he wasn't going to be the bearer of bad news, "I'd like to keep those in my pocket now to see what he suggests."

Stivers said he expects Senators to start moving this week on a plan that would limit some of the Governor's powers to implement the Affordable Care Act.

Over in the House there was rumors the bill to extend domestic violence protections to unmarried couples may get passed as early as Tuesday.

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