Reduced Funding for Education; MORE funding for Biblical Theme Park
Priorities, don’t you know. Because of his state’s severe budget crisis, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants a 6.4% reduction in education funding.
At the same time, Governor Beshear is planning a $43 million tax break for The Ark Encounter — a Biblical theme park. The park includes a 500-foot by 75-foot simulation of Noah’s Ark.
Hallelujah! We never needed that there booklarnin’ anyway.
The state budget also includes $11 million to improve a highway interchange that just happens to be near the park.
Proponents of the Ark Encounter have claimed that the park will create jobs by boosting tourism. This claim is based on a study that was done by — you guessed it — the developers of the Ark Encounter.