Gov. Steve Beshear

7:21 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Reaction to Beshear's Smoking Announcement


A Kentucky health group is lauding an announcement that state-owned properties will be going tobacco-free.

Governor Beshear last week issued an executive order banning tobacco products and e-cigarettes from state-owned and leased buildings and vehicles, effective November 20th.

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3:24 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Ky Gov. Beshear Announces New Tobacco Ban

Tobacco and e-cigarettes will soon be banned from many Kentucky state properties under the executive cabinet.

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4:59 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Alltech Expanding to Pikeville with $24M Investment

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State officials have announced a new economic development project that ties in with efforts to reinvigorate eastern Kentucky’s economy in the face of declining coal jobs.

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2:50 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Kentucky's $91 Million Shortfall Explained

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Update: Beshear Cuts Budget to Balance $90.9-Million Kentucky Budget Shortfall

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a budget reduction order Wednesday, announcing that there would be a $21 million dollar transfer from reserves bringing the state's rainy day fund to $77 million. Murray State Distinguished Professor of Economics Dr. Jim McCoy serves on the Kentucky Consensus Forecast Group. He puts in perspective  the origins, anomalies, and implications of the Commonwealth's $91 million shortfall during Sounds Good.

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3:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects

Congressional inaction threatening the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund may cost Kentucky $185 million for projects, drastically changing how the state pays for road construction, Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

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11:52 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Kentucky Automotive Industry Assoc. Names First Executive Director

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A new group formed to advance the Commonwealth’s auto industry has named its first executive director.

Dave Tatman, a former general manager at the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, will lead the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

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4:54 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Beshear Argues Same Sex Marriage Would Be an Economic Drag on Kentucky


In a brief filed in court, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says same sex marriage would hurt the economy by not producing children. Meanwhile, supporters of same-sex marriage say their opponents are running out of ideas.

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5:27 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

KY Governor Signs Child Abuse Training Bill


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ceremonially signed into law a measure that would require Kentucky physicians to undergo training to detect signs of child abuse.

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5:09 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Beshear Announces New Ky. Auto Industry Group

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the creation of a new group to promote and expand the auto industry in the state.

The 12-member Kentucky Auto Industry Association will be chaired by the Secretary of the Economic Development Cabinet, Larry Hayes. The panel will be made up of industry representatives and public officials.

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6:13 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Gov. Beshear Explains Decision to Appeal Same-sex Marriage Ruling

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Gov. Steve Beshear says his appeal of a judge's order to recognize same-sex marriages is meant to clarify the law.

Beshear acknowledges that marriage equality supporters are disappointed with his decision to mount an appeal, even though Attorney General Jack Conway has opted not to.

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