Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order that will couple the state's career and technical schools under the Department of Education. The goal is to create a unified and efficient system to better prepare students for blue collar careers.
Some county officials in Kentucky are criticizing Governor Steve Beshear's authorization of more than $4 million from coal tax revenue to provide college scholarships to students from nine eastern Kentucky counties over the next two years.
Governor Beshear will call a special session of the Kentucky legislature Monday to allow lawmakers to consider a transportation budget that would provide funding needed for a $4.5 billion highway construction plan. He'll also ask legislators to pass a bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.
Governor Steve Beshear says the problems with Kentucky’s new Medicaid Managed Care system will be resolved. Beshear pushed for the managed care system last year to take some of the administrative burden of Medicaid off of the state. But earlier this week, doctors, pharmacists and hospital officials told lawmakers there were significant problems with the system.