Gov. Beshear Introduces Gaming Amendment Proposal

Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer have announced their plan to introduce expanded gaming in Kentucky. The bill would allow voters to amend the state’s constitution this November to allow gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky. It further would authorize five casino’s at racetracks and two at stand-alone locations at least 60 miles from the […]

Beshear Says Tax Commission Isn’t Change of Heart

As the wheels slowly turn on Governor Steve Beshear’s tax commission, observers are wondering what changed the governor’s mind on taxes in the first place. All last year the governor said he wasn’t in favor of changing the tax code during a recession, while his opponent David Williams constantly advocated for it. But after his re-election, […]

GOP Group’s Ad Criticizes Beshear on LGBT Support

An outside political group is running a radio ad criticizing Governor Steve Beshear for once earning support from LGBT rights groups and for protecting state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ad was paid for by the Restoring America Campaign Committee, which is also running television ads blasting Beshear on a number of […]

Protest Seeks Answers from Washington Politicians

A protest was held outside the office building of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday. Protesters held signs and chanted and said they’re tired of Washington Politics. “It’s not being able to communicate. Each party, there are three political parties right now, each party has a political corner and they will not agree to the […]

Beshear Again Selling Surplus Property

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is selling surplus state property again. This time it’s a vacant lot in Frankfort. Since taking office in 2007, Gov. Beshear says his administration has generated nearly $7.5 million through surplus real estate sales.  Included in that figure is nearly $79,000 Beshear says the state got for a vacant, two-acre industrial […]

Beshear Touts More GOP Support

Governor Steve Beshear’s campaign says the list of Republicans backing the Kentucky Democrat’s re-election bid this fall is growing. On the day before Kentucky Republicans held their post-primary unity rally at GOP headquarters in Frankfort, Gov. Beshear’s campaign released the names of 70 Republicans backing his re-election bid. Among the names was former Lt. Gov. […]

As Damage Assessments Begin, Beshear Contemplates Federal Assistance

by Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio Damage assessments in flood-damaged parts of Kentucky are underway, but the extent of the damage and the cost of recovery won’t be known until the water recedes. Governor Steve Beshear says once the costs are known, he will likely request a presidential disaster declaration. “I would think we will, […]

Beshear, Whitfield Discuss Flood Damage

by Angela Hatton and Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield is on a tour of western Kentucky counties affected by flooding and storms. The Congressman visited Calloway County this morning and spoke with Murray Mayor Bill Wells about severe damage from Monday night’s storms. Whitfield says they also spoke about federal grants […]

Governor Beshear Returns From India

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is back from a whirlwind economic development trip to India, and as Kentucky Public Radio reports, he brings good news. He left Saturday and returned Tuesday, but Gov. Beshear says the trip to India was well worth the time, effort and money.  He says UFLEX, Ltd., a flexible packaging company from […]

Medicaid Bill Action Still Pending

At least one more hearing will be held in the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee before a vote is taken on a Medicaid bill. Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller is scheduled to testify before the committee on Monday. Kentucky Senate President David Williams is still grumbling about the pace of the special session. Williams says Gov. Beshear never should have called the session without some kind of an agreement.