Beshear Favors Amendment for Expanded Gaming

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will introduce a constitutional amendment on expanded gaming during the 2012 General Assembly. The governor told reporters an amendment is a better option than changing state law through the legislature, which convenes in January. Beshear made gaming a centerpiece of his 2007 gubernatorial campaign and his administration has lobbied for it […]

Beshear Orders Two Percent Cuts to State Spending

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is ordering most state agencies to cut their budgets by two percent for the current fiscal year, but that will not be enough to close a $190 million budget shortfall. The decision was announced by State Budget Director Mary Lassiter at a joint budget committee meeting Tuesday. The plan will not […]

LRC Releases Booklet Outlining 2012 General Assembly Issues

Coal ash, tourism and estate taxes are among the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission top issues for next year’s General Assembly session. The LRC released its annual booklet of issues confronting state lawmakers for the upcoming 2012 session. The compendium is compiled by the commission’s staff and discusses both sides of different issues from unemployment insurance […]