Gov. Steve Beshear

Education
6:54 am
Mon October 28, 2013

KY Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot

Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers. The seven states — which also include Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Washington — will work over two years to improve teacher preparation.

The Network for Transforming Education Preparation was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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Government
4:18 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

KHA Says Overwhelming Majority of Hospitals Still Report Unpaid MCO Claims

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Kentucky Hospital Association director Michael Rust says the KHA appreciates Gov. Steve Beshear's efforts to resolve issues related to the Medicaid managed care system, but the overwhelming majority of hospitals are still reporting significant dollar amounts owed to them by Kentucky’s MCOs in unpaid claims.

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Business
7:19 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Siemens Expanding In Crittenden County

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders in Crittenden County yesterday to announce the more than $2 million expansion at Siemens’ rail automation facility.

The German-owned company will create 50 new jobs as a result of its expanded facility.

The Marion facility employs 200 workers and engineers control systems for railways and transit authorities.

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Government
4:48 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly

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Gov. Steve Beshear says the Medicaid managed care system is running smoothly, with payments being processed quickly and fewer complaints.

Beshear said Thursday that managed care, now in its second year statewide, is saving tax dollars while also helping to improve the health of Medicaid recipients by emphasizing prevention and wellness.

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Government
6:45 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Govs. Beshear And Haslam To Lead NGA Committees

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will both serve as chairmen of committees with the National Governors Association.

Beshear will head the committee on education and the workforce. His committee deals with educational issues at all levels, plus issues relating to training workers for the labor force. He will serve a one-year term and says the issues his committee deals with are constant priorities for all governors.

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Politics
6:38 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in Kentucky.

Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.

And nearly 34,000 have completed applications. The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users. 

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Government Shutdown 2013
6:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Beshear Blames “Out Of Touch” Politicians On Shutdown

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is taking Congress to task over damage done to the  state  by the government shutdown. The Democratic governor blames what he calls  out-of-touch elected officials for creating a mess in order to score political points. His sharpest criticism of the shutdown at  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Government Shutdown 2013
6:29 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Beshear Plans Shutdown Press Conference

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the impact of the federal government shutdown on the state’s families.

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Government
2:41 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Beshear to Leave for European Economic Development Trip

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Gov. Steve Beshear leaves for Europe tomorrow to meet with overseas businesses interested in starting operations in Kentucky.

Beshear will showcase the commonwealth’s advantages in Germany, Spain and Austria and meet with European companies already established in Kentucky. European businesses employ nearly 26,000 Kentuckians. Twenty percent of new jobs announced last year in the commonwealth were from foreign-owned companies, including those coming to Fulton with Kayser Automotive Systems.

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Education
9:21 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Beshear Plans to Override Rejection of Science Standards

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  A Kentucky legislative committee has rejected new science standards for public school students, but Gov. Steve Beshear now says he’ll use his power to implement the standards anyway.

During the public comment period this year, some  criticized the new standards for including evolution and climate change, saying they believe they’re inferior to Kentucky’s current standards. Some lawmakers were under pressure from  constituents, saying they’ve received hundreds of comments opposing the standards.

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