Tierney Blog

KY AG Sues Governor Over Education Budget Cuts

True to his word, the Ky AG has now sued to enjoin his Governor's order to cut the education budget. New Governors, often with no prior government experience, seem to not pay much attention to those constitutional or statutory provisions that limit their authority.  State constitutions are structured so that it is the AG who is the natural enforcer of state separation of powers provisions. While rarely do these matters actually result in litigation - an AG Opinion often suffices - it does seem that these fights are more public and a lot nastier.