By State Rep. Terry Mills
In one sense, Kentucky’s budget doesn’t change much from year to year. A little more than half of every state dollar, for example, goes to our schools, colleges and universities. Another fourth is dedicated to Medicaid and other health services, about a tenth is spent on criminal justice and the final dime goes to everything else.
While there is relatively little discussion in the General Assembly about those ratios, there is often lively debate on the best way to move each major area forward.