Gov. Steve Beshear

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In an hour-long end-of-term news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear reflected on his time as the state’s top public official, saying Kentuckians have been able to “make democracy work” and rely on their elected officials to work together despite partisan differences during his two terms.

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Kentucky’s current and future governors hold opposing views on whether Syrian refugees should be accepted into the commonwealth.

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Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday defended Kentucky’s health care exchange and Medicaid expansion, both of which are facing drastic reforms by his incoming successor.


Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Bill Summers IV to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, bringing the board in compliance with a state law that requires it to have a proportional representation of minorities. 

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Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday offered a positive financial review to members of Kentucky’s higher education community. 

Beshear admitted he’s a bit envious of Kentucky’s next governor. 

That envy comes as Governor Beshear predicts a bright revenue future.  He addressed participants at the Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship.  

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  Outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear had a vision of bringing casino gambling into Kentucky to generate new revenue for state coffers, as he has often said. But the issue has never taken hold in the legislature.

   A governor’s order that triggered a leadership shakeup at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville drew criticism and bewilderment Tuesday from members of the committee that oversees the 41-year-old event.

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  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was unclear Tuesday evening about whether his Energy and Environment Cabinet would continue working on a plan to help the state comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, which it released the day before.

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is raising the minimum wage for state employees and challenges public and private employers to follow the lead. 

Beshear signed the executive order today to institute a wage raise for employees working for the state executive branch to $10.10 per hour up from the current $7.25 per hour. 

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the commonwealth in response to this week's snowfall and low temperatures.

The declaration is intended to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.