Beshear: Some Budget Cuts Could Affect Progress in KY

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was the speaker at the monthly Louisville Forum today, where he talked about how his is administration is dealing with a bare-bones budget. He says the state can’t afford to keep many programs at status quo. But officials have tried to cut spending in areas that were already over funded or… Continue reading Beshear: Some Budget Cuts Could Affect Progress in KY

Beshear Unveils Plan For Energy Independence

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Making Kentucky energy independent is the goal of a comprehensive plan ordered by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters and a 15-member staff will develop the plan. “We must focus attention on research, development and demonstration of technologies to use our natural resources, including… Continue reading Beshear Unveils Plan For Energy Independence

Beshear Encourages Shorter Workweek For Govt. Employees

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh With gas prices soaring, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is encouraging state employees, when possible, to consider adopting a four-day workweek. He says the option has been available for several years, but is used by fewer than two percent of state workers. “We want to aggressively expand that use, where… Continue reading Beshear Encourages Shorter Workweek For Govt. Employees

Beshear Proposes "In God We Trust" Plates

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh “In God We Trust,” may soon appear on Kentucky license plates.   Governor Steve Beshear says he will seek legislative approval for such plates next year.   He wants them to be a regularly priced alternative to the “Unbridled Spirit” plates started by former governor Ernie Fletcher. Both plates would cost… Continue reading Beshear Proposes "In God We Trust" Plates