Lieutenant Governor

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Kentucky’s lieutenant governor candidates have contrasting views on how the state should handle the financial health of rural hospitals but both agree to rolling back taxes for Kentuckians.  

Republican Jenean Hampton and Democratic candidate Sannie Overly spoke at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Lieutenant Governor forum Thursday.  

Gov. Steve Beshear says his search for a new lieutenant governor started and ended with one candidate after Jerry Abramson got the call to serve in the White House.

Kentucky’s next lieutenant governor, Crit Luallen, has near-bulletproof bonafides among Democrats and Republicans in the state.

Education Summit in Nashville Announced

Sep 3, 2014

Top Tennessee Government officials will convene key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state in Nashville September 18th  for Tennessee’s Education Summit.

Governor Bill Haslem, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State House Speaker Beth Harwell, and nine other state lawmakers will participate in the summit, whose theme is:  Progress of the Past, Present and Future. 

The chair of Kentucky’'s tax commission says a sweeping overhaul of the state's tax code isn't in the works.

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says, in his heart, he wants to see a major change in the tax code.

“But at the same time my brain tells that generally in state government things move incrementally forward,” he says, adding that a grand reform bill isn't likely to pass the legislature.

And Abramson says throwing out and completely rewriting the state tax code, as state Senate President David Williams previously advocated for, is out of the question: