University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says his school is an economic engine that deserves more, not less. Capilouto testified Thursday before the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education. Governor Bevin is proposing a 4.5% cut for the current year, and 9% over the next two years. Capilouto says the reductions would impact the gains UK has made. “These cuts will have a chilling effect on our momentum," Capilouto said. "And we can’t simply absorb these cuts, even with our size."