Kentucky to end 2022 with budget surplus

Kentucky Capitol
Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 11:11:37-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will end the 2022 fiscal year with a budget surplus, the Office of State Budget Director said.

General fund receipts totaled $14.7 billion, which exceeded estimates by more than $900 million, the office said in a statement. Receipts grew by 14.6 percent over last year, making it the highest growth rate in 31 years, the statement said.

“The $945.4 million General Fund revenue surplus is the second-highest year on record, exceeded only by the $1.1 billion revenue surplus from last year,” state Budget Director John Hicks said.

Road Fund revenues totaled $1.67 billion, which was 2% more than last year, but just under estimates, officials said.

The final budget surplus will be figured when accounting records for expenditures are completed later this month.

Gov. Andy Beshear credited the revenue surpluses under his administration to "strong fiscal management and a hot, record-breaking economy.”