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Thu July 9, 2009
Beshear and EEO
By Stephanie Sanders
Louisville, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says a tight budget is making it difficult, but his administration wants to increase the percentage of women and minorities in state government positions. Beshear spoke today (Thursday) at the Governor's Equal Employment Opportunity Conference in Louisville. He says much work has been done to increase diversity in state government, but there is more to do.
It's easy to grow weary from time to time of the daily battles to right enduring injustices. But equality, not just laws and policies pertaining to it, but also the practice of it, will always be a conversation that we have to have.
Beshear says his administration's goal is for 52-percent of its workforce to be made up of women, and 10-percent be minorities. Neither goal has been met.