Governor Beshear

Economy
7:58 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Beshear Unsure on Bonding to Shore Up Pension System

Gov. Steve Beshear says he hasn't reached a conclusion on whether Kentucky should borrow enough money through the sale of government bonds to shore up the pension systems for state and local employees. The state employee retirement plan faces a $19 billion shortfall. Add to that the financial woes in plans covering local government employees, state police, teachers, lawmakers, judges and other court workers, and the shortfall reaches $30 billion.

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Regional
7:50 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Special License Designation Available for Kentucky Veterans

Military veterans who are renewing Kentucky driver's licenses will be able to have a special designation printed on the license. The General Assembly this year authorized the designation, and the required programming for circuit court clerks' offices was finished on Monday.

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Economy
1:21 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Report Shows Kentucky's Debt Continues to Increase

An annual report that describes the state’s financial outlook shows that Kentucky has once again gone deeper into debt. The report, when compared with past years, shows the state added more than $110 million in debt during the last fiscal year.

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Health
12:32 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Managed Care Official Criticizes Kentucky's Approach to the Medicaid System

The CEO of a major Medicaid managed care company (MCO) is criticizing Kentucky for the way the state deals with businesses like his. Michael Neidorff is the CEO of Centene, which operates Kentucky Spirit, one of three statewide MCOs that has managed Medicaid patients for the state since last year.

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Politics
5:49 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Democrats Walk Out of Meeting on Kentucky Insurance Exchange

A debate over Kentucky’s health insurance exchange ended with a walkout by Democratic lawmakers Wednesday. They were angered over an attempt by Republicans on the joint Health and Welfare committee to declare Governor Steve Beshear's executive order establishing the exchange illegal.

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Politics
12:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Poll Shows High Marks for Beshear, Even from Republicans

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of Kentuckians approve of Governor Steve Beshear’s job performance. Sixty-four percent of respondents say they either strongly approve or somewhat approve of the job Governor Beshear is doing, with 28% strongly or somewhat strongly disapproving.

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Health
8:29 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Beshear Names Members of Kentucky Health Exchange Board

Governor Steve Beshear has decide to expand the board of the new health insurance exchange, while also naming those members today. The now-19 member board includes top level officials from Kentucky’s major insurers, including Anthem, Humana and Bluegrass Family Health.

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Regional
9:06 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Airport Grants Given to Wayne County, Lexington

Gov. Steve Beshear says two Kentucky airports will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make needed improvements.

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Health
3:42 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Kentucky Initiative to Help Soliders with Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues

Members of Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

A team of Kentucky military and health care professionals have been charged with finding better ways to help military service members, veterans and their families with substance abuse and mental health issues.

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Politics
1:26 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Beshear Will Name New Chief of Staff Soon

Governor Steve Beshear says he will appoint a new chief of staff soon, despite still being saddened by the sudden loss of his former chief of staff, Mike Haydon. Haydon died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this month. Haydon worked in government for more than three decades, and had been Beshear's chief of staff since 2010.

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