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Kentucky colleges to get previously cut budget money

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky colleges will soon get money previously cut from the state's budget by Governor Matt Bevin.

The Attorney General's office tells WAVE 3 News Andy Beshear and Bevin have reached an agreement to release the nearly $18 million to the schools.

Beshear filed a lawsuit questioning Bevin's authority to cut the money from colleges. The court ruled in Bevin's favor, but the decision was later appealed to the Kentucky State Supreme Court by Beshear.

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On Thursday, Bevin announced he was conceding the case. The two signed an agreement Friday to release the money to schools. Judge Thomas Wingate accepted the agreement on Monday.

The funds totaling $17,828,700 will be distributed as follows:

  • Eastern Kentucky University - $1,360,700
  • Kentucky State University - 0
  • Morehead State University - $866,800
  • Murray State University - $960,500
  • Northern Kentucky University - $970,800
  • University of Kentucky - $5,592,200
  • University of Louisville - $2,781,500
  • Western Kentucky University - $1,493,000
  • Kentucky Community and Technical - $3,803,200

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