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Several counties come out against UPike funding

More counties are beginning to take a stance against House Bill 260, which would fold UPike into the public university system at the expense of coal severance funds--an expense many counties' judge-executives decry.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says doing so would not only lower tuition, but also give eastern Kentucky a long-term economic boost.

Judge Executives in eastern Kentucky already see very little multi-county coal severance money, which is why many of them are against using that money to make UPike a part of the state public university system. On Tuesday, the house committee is expected to finish hearing oral arguments from the UPike administration and from Morehead State University President Wayne Andrews.

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