Governor Beshear Pushes Cigarette Tax Hike

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh As expected, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will seek a cigarette tax increase as part of his budget-balancing plan. With the state facing a 456-million dollar revenue shortfall, Governor Beshear wants to raise the cigarette tax from 30-cents to one dollar per pack. But he says it would be April… Continue reading Governor Beshear Pushes Cigarette Tax Hike

Kentucky Has High Rate of Premature Births

The March of Dimes has released a new report today that gives Kentucky one of the country’s worst rankings in terms of premature births. A number of state lawmakers have formed a caucus to try to push through legislation to improve that number. Kentucky ranks 46th in the nation for premature births. Fifteen-percent of babies… Continue reading Kentucky Has High Rate of Premature Births

Beshear To Discuss State Revenue With Legislative Leaders

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’ll meet with legislative leaders in the coming months to measure support for some revenue generating intitiatives, including two that failed win passage in this year’s General Assembly. Speaking Friday WFPL’s State of Affairs program, Beshear said he’s optimistic the talks will be productive. “I do think there is interest, there’s… Continue reading Beshear To Discuss State Revenue With Legislative Leaders