During the early days of this year’s General Assembly session, lawmakers directed $200 million in relief funding to areas devastated by violent tornadoes which blew through Bowling Green and surrounding areas in early December.

Thanks to the healthiest “rainy day” fund in its history at nearly $2 billion, Kentucky was in a much-better position to provide this type of significant and immediate assistance than just a few years ago when such a large chunk of change would have eaten a large hole out of the state’s savings.

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