Governor Steve Beshear

Government
4:20 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills

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Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen gathered in Louisville today for a ceremonial signing of a pair of bills—House Bills 5 and 232—intended to shore up Kentucky’s ability to protect citizens’ data from security breaches.

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Education
7:09 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature

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A group of Louisville teachers are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the governor and leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly, claiming they violated the state's contract with teachers by deliberately underfunding teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.

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Government
6:08 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Bill Signed Granting Protection for Human Trafficking Victims

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill yesterday  allowing individuals forced into prostitution through human trafficking to have their records expunged.

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Government
4:17 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions

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  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has used a line-item veto on the state’s budget bill in order to secure funding for capital projects at 16 campuses in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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It's All Politics
3:32 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Why Red-State Kentucky Got A Shoutout From Obama

Kentucky's Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, has gotten considerable attention for embracing President Obama's Affordable Care Act and adopting the Common Core educational standards.
Roger Alford AP

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 1:44 pm

Steve Beshear couldn't help but chuckle during the State of the Union speech when President Obama said, "Kentucky's not the most liberal part of the country."

Obama was singling out his fellow Democrat for being the rare Southern governor who has fully implemented the Affordable Care Act, expanding Medicaid and running a state health insurance exchange that launched far more smoothly than the federal model.

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Government
3:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kentucky Budget Facing $3.6 Billion Spending Gap

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As lawmakers kick off the inaugural day of the 2014 General Assembly, the scope of the state's dire budgetary situation is coming into focus: Legislators will have to find a way to come up with $3.6 billion to fully fund budget requests from state agencies.

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Education
8:27 am
Tue December 24, 2013

KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education

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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.

The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.

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Government
8:17 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Governor Beshear Takes A Bow For Successful Kynect Rollout

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the state’s implementation of the federal health care law is one of his administration's top accomplishments in 2013.

Beshear says his decision to implement the state health care exchange and expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act was an effort to address Kentucky’s historically low health rankings.

"As we do this, and as our people get affordable health coverage, their lives are going to change, the lives of their children are going to change, and over the next generation, we will have here in Kentucky a much healthier population, a much healthier workforce, and therefore a much more productive workforce," says Beshear. 

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Government
4:09 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Beshear Says Education Is Top Priority for Session

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he wants to pump more money into education and is willing to make budget cuts elsewhere to free up the money.

Beshear talked to reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday about his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The governor says education is his top priority and that the state risks losing its progress in education unless it reinvests money in schools.

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Healthcare
3:32 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Kentucky Governor Not Afraid of Going Solo for Health Care

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Kentucky’s Democratic governor says implementing the Affordable Care Act is “the morally right thing to do.”

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