UK seeking more than $200M from lawmakers for building projects

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University of Kentucky officials will ask the General Assembly this year for more than $200 million in state aid for new construction on campus, including a law school renovation and a new science research building.

But as UK President Eli Capilouto said in a campus-wide email Tuesday, they're realistic about the current budget situation.

"The truth is our compelling case will compete alongside other compelling needs and obligations," he wrote. "Requests for investment in K-12 education, existing obligations to the state retirement system and the expanding Medicaid system alone can more than eat up the modest revenue increase the commonwealth is projecting."

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