House and Senate each make state budget counter-offers

by JOHN CHEVES AND JACK BRAMMER, jcheves@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — House and Senate budget negotiators tossed new state government spending proposals on the table Tuesday, but neither side seemed ready to yield to the other. In a nutshell, the Democratic House wants to shield higher education from Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts, which means several hundred million…