Damron said the governor feels enough money is in the access fees to make the necessary repairs.
"He said there is enough in the agencies bonds to do it," Damron said. "He's mistaken."
Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, said there is about $30 million in access fees which was more than enough monies to get the job done.
"There's sufficient funds through access fees to do the bonding that we need to repair No. 9," he said. "I guess the governor was able to determine that also. He determined that there was enough was there without going into the general fund. That's the way they're going to proceed right now. It's probably time we use those funds to clean up the river basin and make repairs."
Both men were pleased that projects specific to Jessamine County made it through the veto process.
Those projects include $4.3 million in water and sewer projects, $95 million for the U.S. 68 and Eastern Nicholasville Bypass projects, and monies for various park projects.
"All of the Jessamine County projects are in there," Damron said. "I'm relieved the governor didn't veto any of our projects."
"I was pleased that he only took out about $370 million in bonding and that was good for Jessamine County and the rest of the state," he said.
The $18.2 billion state budget favors education, specifically funds to help make the University of Kentucky into a top 20 research institute.
"Jessamine County will benefit greatly by making the University of Kentucky a research center," Buford said. "The quality of our standard of living will be better."
Buford said he wished the tax breaks for small businesses would have passed through this year, but added unless Fletcher called for a special session to focus on the issue, that would be high on his list when the General Assembly meets in January.
He said if the governor calls for a special session, he expects it to be after the May 16 primary election, sometime near the end of May or the first week in June.