FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - With Kentucky's budget teetering near a half-billion-dollar shortfall, Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced he and the lieutenant governor would return 10 percent of their salary to the state treasury. It was a symbolic gesture, Beshear said, aimed at showing Kentucky taxpayers they're not alone in sharing the pain of the economic crisis besetting the state's cash-strapped government. "We should not ask of others what we're not willing to do ourselves," Beshear said at a Capitol news conference. "We are in this together."
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