FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the state's budget, which includes a smaller-than-expected cut for the University of Louisville, but little money for a Rupp Arena expansion.
The House voted 90-10 to send the budget bill to Gov. Steve Beshear. The Senate had earlier approved the measure by a 37-1 vote.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Beshear would veto portions of the budget, which includes a Republican-supported prohibition on using state money to implement the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky.
The final agreement comes after days of debate and a weekend shouting match between House and Senate negotiators to settle several key issues.
Among the provisions in the budget agreement:
Lawmakers did not agree to a six-year statewide road plan, nor did they settle the controversial 1.5 percent gas tax increase.
The General Assembly adjourned until April 14, when they will take up the road spending plan and could attempt to override any of Beshear's vetoes.
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