Kentucky senators and representatives applauded as President of the Senate Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo introduced a group of visitors to their legislative bodies one Tuesday afternoon during the middle of Kentucky’s 2016 legislative session.
They cheered for 15 WKU students. As members of the Student Government Association, the students had traveled to Frankfort for a day to lobby for higher education funding.
They were there to speak out against budget cuts proposed by Kentucky’s new governor, Republican Matt Bevin.
Originally published in the 2015 edition of Western Kentucky University’s Talisman.