One of the most anticipated statewide addresses by a governor in recent memory is a little more than 24 hours away.
In an speech to be carried live on KET and KET.org Tuesday night, Gov. Matt Bevin will deliver remarks that are part state of the commonwealth and part state budget unveiling.
No one except staff and close advisers know exactly what the new governor might say, which has created an expectation of hope and trepidation in many observers. In an address to an overflow crowd at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Day festivities earlier this month, Bevin said the budget “will not be full of everything that people would like to see, but it will be realistic and help us get our house in order.”
I asked Chamber President Dave Adkisson and Jason Bailey, the executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, for their thoughts on the state budget, including possible solutions to the public pension deficits.
KET’s coverage of Gov. Bevin’s budget address airs tomorrow night at 7 pm.