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Kentucky lawmakers fail to approve state bonding for Rupp Arena project
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:06 AM EDT
Kentucky lawmakers have gone home without voting on a proposal to provide state-backed bonding to help pay for the renovation of Rupp Arena.
Supporters tried to win over reluctant Republican senators. The new financing proposal called for $80 million in state-supported bonding to help renovate the home court of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team.
But the proposal never came up for a vote as time ran out on the session.
Gov. Steve Beshear led the push to authorize state-backed bonds to help pay for the renovations.
Lawmakers had already refused to include $65 million in Rupp Arena-related state bonding in the two-year state budget that passed the legislature.