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Senate Appropriations Committee passes bill to renovate Commonwealth

Hurrah! The Kentucky Senate Appropriation Committee has passed House Bill 7, which includes the projects put forth by the University of Kentucky, including renovations to Commonwealth Stadium and the Nutter Training Facility.

The committee did make one change to the bill, adding wording to state that UK is not allowed to raise tuition to fund the projects for Commonwealth Stadium.

The bill will now go in front of the full Senate for approval.

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23 Comments for Senate Appropriations Committee passes bill to renovate Commonwealth



  1. Mt Washington Mike
    4:57 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Fantastic! Now if they would find ways to pay for stuff without raising taxes.



  2. UK_STADIUM_FUNDING
    5:01 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    I got a “G” and I’m sitting on “O”



  3. Roland
    5:01 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    #1, you do know that the subject of this post is PAID for with butts in commonwealth (BIC), right?



  4. Roland
    5:02 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    and the SEC TV contract, I left out.



  5. Go Cats
    5:03 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Indeed #3 Roland is right. No tax money is used, they just have to give the University permission to get their own bonding for the project.



  6. Mt Washington Mike
    5:05 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    #3 reading comp is a great thing……. It would be GREAT if the government would pay for their ideas without raising taxes….. Seeing as how they put limitations on everyone else like they did in this bill with UK. Not that UK would have done this. Perfect example of do not do as we do. Get it #3



  7. Roland
    5:08 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    They didn’t put limits on this bill, UK just made them an offer that they can’t refuse.

    don’t be so hostile, mike.



  8. Wikileaks
    5:08 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    When 50,000 paying customers show up to a state senate session eight times a year (including concessions) we might not need to taxes to pay for state projects.



  9. Brad in Portland
    5:09 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Does the bill allocate money for a time machine so Nerlens never tears his ACL?



  10. Roland
    5:12 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    If I remember correctly, the legislature said, if you want a bill like this, then worded it like this.
    that’s not limitations, it was : “this is how you do it!.”



  11. Claude Bassett
    5:23 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    I wouldn’t mind having one of the old pee troughs for my garage.



  12. hummmmm
    5:27 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    The committee did make one “change” to the bill, stating that UK is not allowed to raise tuition to fund the projects for Commonwealth Stadium.



  13. Roland
    5:38 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    I really hope you are right on that 12.
    Can I see a link to that info?



  14. Bob Saget
    5:40 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    This is the legislature doing it right, don’t screw over the students by using this as an excuse to raise tuition. This thing should pay for itself anyhow.



  15. Air Raid 2.0
    6:03 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    From the looks of everything on Nate Willis’s twitter he’s going to be a cat and everything is getting taken care of. Go Cats!



  16. Roland
    6:07 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Missing from the discussion is the fact that bill was not focused on UK but state universities. source:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130206/NEWS0101/302060081/University-bonding-bill-clears-Kentucky-House-committee



  17. Ummmmm
    6:07 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    13 ummmm did u read the above blog entry. Read line 4 n 5 there is the link



  18. Roland
    6:21 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    17, I say it is not in the bill, yada, yada yada.
    The UK proposal SPELLS OUT how the funding will be paid back.

    Now you can link back to this comment about how it is not in the bill about tuition.

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…



  19. Roland
    6:27 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Link to the Actual House Bill (aka: HB7)

    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/hb7.htm



  20. Alan
    6:35 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Just FYI, the ONE person who voted against this is a Republican who owns a concrete company, who believes that he SHOULD NOT have to pay his workers the minimum wage established by Federal law. He would rather low-ball the bid and pay his workers as little as possible for cheap labor.

    So, if you’d like to express your outrage at Christian McDonald for not supporting this, and who also could not comprehend the fact that this will not be paid for with tax payer dollars, feel free to contact him via the phone number or email address on his LRC page:

    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/S023.htm

    Also, if you are a Kentucky State Government employee, this same wonderful individual wants to drastically change the way your retirement is computed (not related to the current pension problem).



  21. Alan
    6:36 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry, I mean Christian McDaniel, not McDonald.

    Since he’s from Northern KY, maybe he’s a Cincinnati fan and not a UK fan. Or just an a-hole.



  22. UKBlue
    7:44 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Classic stupid politicians trying to make a name for themselves; UK was never going to raise tuition over this project. UK current TV contract along with the new contract gives UK more than enough money to pay for this project.

    It’s truly scary how politicians & voters have no idea how money works.



  23. Just saying
    9:02 am February 15, 2013 Permalink

    Well the proposal includes renovating or building new educational buildings on campus, so they won’t raise tuition to “support renovating CWS”, but they’ll raise it to support the educational buildings. This is just “wording” to make the sheep not bah as loud