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AP-KY-GOVERNOR VETOES-RUPP ARENA
Lexington will have no deadline to pay back $2.5 million in state money for Rupp Arena project
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 25, 2014 5:36 PM EDT
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday he will not set a deadline for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to pay back $2.5 million the state used as seed money for the proposed renovations to Rupp Arena.
The legislature gave the money to Lexington in 2012. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has promised to repay the money.
This year, Beshear and House Democrats tried unsuccessfully to include $65 million in state-backed bonds in the budget to pay for Rupp Arena renovations. Senate Republicans blocked the money over concerns about the financing plan.