Great news from Frankfort: House Bill 7, which includes bonding capacity for renovations to Commonwealth Stadium, the Nutter Training Facility, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the construction of a new science building, has been approved by the Kentucky Senate. The Senate passed the bill with a vote of 36-1, and it will now go back to the House to approve the added language, and then on to the Governor to sign into law.
After the vote, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers told Eli Capilouto, who was in attendance, to “go win a ball game.”
That’s great and all, but who was the one senator to vote against it?
UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive…the one senator to vote against the Bill was John Schickel, who represents District 11 (Boone County, Gallatin County and part of Kenton County). According to The Courier-Journal’s Gregory Hall, Schieckel says he voted no because if universities have money for projects, they can lower tuition.