Politics
5:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Kentucky's Governor Introducing and Reviving Legislative Priorites

State capitol dome in Frankfort, Ky
State capitol dome in Frankfort, Ky
Credit Kevin Willis

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's agenda for the next legislative session is a mix of old and new priorities.  Beshear plans to work with leaders in both chambers on pension and tax reforms, but he’s unsure how much progress can be made during the 30-day session.

The governor also plans to renew his pushes for expanded gambling and several education initiatives.

“I want to pass the graduation bill if we can, very important to me, so there’s a number of issues like that that we’ll need to be addressing this year," says Beshear.

Though Beshear has tried since 2007, lawmakers have never passed either a gambling bill or a measure to raise the dropout age to 18.