Gov. Matt Bevin says he will veto the entire two-year state budget and revenue bills passed by the legislature last week, saying that the tax plan isn’t comprehensive enough and the budget spends too much money.
The budget passed by the legislature included about $600 million more in spending than the spending plan proposed by Bevin back in January.
Most of the spending increases went towards K-12 schools and higher education, which education advocates say still received cuts but were funded at higher levels than in Bevin’s budget.
During a press conference on Monday, Bevin said that the legislation comes up short.
“It’s why we have to get tax policy done that is sound. That is comprehensive. So we can actually pay for all the things we need and want to spend money on,” Bevin said.