Steve Beshear

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9:26 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Governor Beshear To Implement New Science Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- New science education standards that call for greater focus on teaching the theories of evolution and climate change in Kentucky classrooms will be implemented despite a finding by a legislative panel that they're deficient, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee found the Next Generation Science Standards lacking and voted 5-1 Wednesday to send them back to the Department of Education for revamping.

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8:31 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Beshear Had No Advance Knowledge Of Grimes Announcement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear acknowledged Tuesday he wasn't given a heads-up before fellow Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her U.S. Senate bid last week, but said he didn't see the lack of a courtesy call or an invitation to the event as a slight.

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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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8:59 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Governor Prepared for Special Session

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday for the start of the 2013 legislative session, and Governor Steve Beshear is already predicting the need to go past the 30 days scheduled for work.

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1:15 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Beshear Not Optimistic Over Gambling Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- After years of pushing to legalize casino-style gambling in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear sounds less than optimistic just days before the start of the next legislative session.

"I'm in conversations with legislators about the expanded gaming issue to see what, if anything, might be possible during the upcoming session," Beshear told The Associated Press in an interview this week. "We're faced with a short session and a lot of tough issues, and that may affect people's thinking about what we should do on that issue."

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7:02 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Campaign To Target "Smurfers"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Customers waiting in the pharmacy lines across the state will soon see a new warning posted on the walls.

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2:47 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Kentucky Health Exchange On Schedule

Governor Steven Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That’s despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor’s executive order creating the exchange.

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2:41 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Kentucky Tax Amnesty Window Officially Open

Finance and Administration Secretary Lori Flanery, along with Governor Steve Beshear (right) and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, address a press conference on tax amnesty
Josh James

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ten years ago, a tax amnesty program in Kentucky added about $41 million dollars to state coffers. Now, as the state deals with the lasting effects of the recession, state officials are hoping a similar offer will once again generate some much-needed revenue.

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3:09 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Gov. Beshear Yet To Rule Out Former Gubernatorial Challenger For Judicial Seat

Senate President David Williams
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has not ruled out longtime political opponent Senate President David Williams for an open judicial seat in Williams’ district.

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2:34 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Reads To Kids At "The Nest"

Governor Steve Beshear Reads To Kids At "The Nest"
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group of kids at The Nest Child Care Center in Lexington welcomed a special storyteller Monday – Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear spoke to WUKY after the event about the effect Kentucky’s new health care exchange could have on children in the Bluegrass.  

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