Governor Beshear

Politics
1:11 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Resisting Calls So Far to Opt Out of Expanded Medicaid Program

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Many leading Republicans in the state—including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—have pushed for full repeal of the healthcare law. But in an interview with NPR, Beshear said they're playing politics.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Governor's Office Names Tax Consulting Team

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s office has awarded the contract for the Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform to a three person team made up of two consultants from the University of Kentucky and one from the University of Tennessee.  The Governor says the individuals selected for the consulting team have the necessary experience to address the issues before the Commission.

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Regional
7:08 am
Sun April 29, 2012

Governor Beshear Scheduled to Sign Legislation Monday

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is expected to sign HB 281, which improves training for coaches in recognizing concussions. He will be joined in that ceremony, which will be held at Central High School in Louisville, by Representative Joni Jenkins and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens.

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Controversial Measure Becomes Law
11:42 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Pill Bill into Law

Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear are applauding the passage of a bill aimed at reducing prescription pill abuse.Beshear signed the pill bill today, inviting key legislators and law enforcement officers to take part in the ceremony.

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Simpson County Economic Development
11:22 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Governor Announces Plant Expansion in Franklin

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this morning announced that Vermont Thread Gage is investing  $1.7 million in a growth project that will add to its workforce in Simpson County, Kentucky. The 35,000 square foot expansion will lead to fifteen additional jobs at a facility that already employs about one hundred people.

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Politics
1:50 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Update: Road Plan Passes Senate Committe, with Sen. Williams' Projects Put Back In

The Kentucky Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has approved a $4.5 billion transportation budget but not before inserting language that would restore nearly $50 million for road construction projects that had been vetoed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

The spending measure now advances to the Senate floor for a planned vote on Friday. It would provide funding to widen interstate highways, like I-65, expand airports and dredge river ports across the state.

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Politics
4:07 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

David Williams: Governor Beshear's Rhetoric Threatens My Family's Safety

Republican Senate President David Williams says Democratic Governor Steve Beshear needs to tone down his rhetoric over the upcoming special session. The two men butted heads when the Senate didn’t pass two of the session’s critical bills. The Senate adjourned, effectively killing a bill that funded the state’s road plan and one that would place further limitations on prescription drugs.

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Politics
11:10 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Governor Beshear and David Williams Trade Accusations Over Who is to Blame for Legislative Failures

A blame game over important legislation is turning into a full-blown repeat of last year’s gubernatorial election. Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and Republican Senate President David Williams are arguing over who is to blame for lawmakers adjourning their regular session without passing key bills.

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Politics
2:06 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Bill Signed By Governor Beshear Strikes Compromise on Unemployment Insurance Tax

Governor Steve Beshear has signed into law a plan to save employers from federal unemployment insurance tax hikes. At his first ceremonial bill signing of the year, Beshear praised lawmakers and the business and labor communities for reaching a compromise.

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Politics
10:28 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Decision To Be Announced on Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Governor Beshear and the sponsors of a bill that could save employers millions of dollars in federal unemployment insurance taxes have scheduled a press conference this afternoon in Frankfort.

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