Governor Steve Beshear

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9:26 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Beshear To Meet With Legislative Leaders Next Week

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to meet next week with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers to try to work on a plan to resolve legislative redistricting.

The governor made that announcement on Friday. He said he is confident that the issue will be resolved in a special session sometime this year.

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1:34 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Beshear To Lead Trade Mission To Canada Next Week

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Governor Steve Beshear and some 50 Kentucky business leaders will travel to Canada next week on a trade mission.

The itinerary includes stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Beshear announced the trip on Friday, saying it is intended to increase commerce between Kentucky and Canada.

Kentucky already has strong business ties to Canada with an estimated $11 billion in bilateral trade. Canada imported some $7.3 billion in Kentucky products and services in 2012.

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2:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Gov. Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Bill, Promises Investigation Of Late Payment Claims

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system.

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8:21 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Beshear Still Considering Hemp Bill, Massie Pushing Federal Legislation

Gov. Steve Beshear (left) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky)

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Gov. Steve Beshear has until Saturday to sign or veto a bill that would open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky. So far, he hasn't said what he'll do.

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3:38 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Gov. Beshear On Sequester: "Very Damaging"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has some harsh words for his congressional colleagues’ handling of sequestration in Washington, D.C.

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12:18 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Beshear Sides With Law Enforcement Against Hemp

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear says he wants law enforcement's concerns about industrial hemp resolved before Kentucky moves ahead with a push to grow the plant.

State police oppose the effort by Kentucky Republican leaders to license and regulate hemp if the federal government ever lifts a ban on it.

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7:05 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Horse Farms Added To Disaster Relief Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky's horse breeding farms have been added to the ventures eligible to seek certain federal relief from disasters affecting agriculture.

Those horse farms will be eligible in the future to seek assistance from a federal emergency conservation program.

That program provides emergency funding and technical assistance to restore farmland damaged by natural disasters. It also applies to emergency water conservation measures during times of drought.

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11:08 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Beshear, State Officials Pledge Support For Improvement Projects At UK, And Other State Schools

Upgrades in excess of $100 M could be coming soon to the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium under a plan announced today by Governor Beshear and legislative leaders.
Credit UK Athletics

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor  Steve Beshear, flanked by university presidents, Republicans and Democrats, made the push to authorize $363 million dollars in agency bonds to fund 11 campus improvement projects at universities across the state Thursday morning in Frankfort.

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2:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Gov. Beshear Weighs Medicaid Expansion

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With Kentucky actively setting up its health insurance exchange, the final piece of compliance with the Affordable Care Act is a decision on Medicaid expansion.

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8:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Beshear On Economic Development Trip To India

FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is on a seven-day trip to India to promote the state to business owners who would like to locate in the U.S.

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