Beshear to Deliver State of the Commonwealth Tonight

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear tonight delivers his third State of the Commonwealth address since taking office in December 2007.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says, like last year, he expects Beshear to talk about the difficult financial situation in which the state finds itself.

“That we’re still in a very deep recession,” says Stumbo. “That we have huge budget problems and that we should all work together to try to manage our way through those and cooperate as best we can to get through this terrible economic downturn that the nation and the world is in.”

Gov. Beshear is already crafting a new, two-year budget for lawmakers to consider during the 60-day legislative session.

The governor delivers his budget address on January 19th.

You can hear the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth address tonight at 7pm on WFPL.