Kentucky Senate Leaves Rupp Arena Renovation Out Of Budget
The Kentucky state Senate in its latest budget "did not include" $65M for the renovation of Rupp Arena and "expansion of an attached convention center." Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said that he "will continue to fight for funding" for the UK men's basketball venue, "as the House and Senate begin negotiations on a compromise budget, probably this week." The House passed a two-year, $20.3B earlier this month. The Senate "yanked many capital projects from the House budget" (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, 3/25).