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Bevin declines to ask Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on education cuts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he will not ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision banning him from cutting the budgets of colleges and universities without the legislature's approval.

Bevin said the 2 percent spending cuts of nearly $18 million were necessary to combat the state's mounting pension debt. But Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear sued, calling the cuts illegal. Last month, the Supreme Court sided with Beshear and sent the case back to the Franklin Circuit Court.

On Thursday, Beshear called on Bevin to immediately release the money to the schools. Bevin spokeswoman Amanda Stamper said Bevin still does not agree with the decision. She said he will release the money once the Franklin Circuit Court orders him to do it.

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