Steve Beshear

Beshear Vetoes Portion Of State Spending Bill

Apr 6, 2015
Office of Kentucky Governor

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed portions of a state spending bill that he says will prevent budget cuts to a variety of state programs.

Beshear Still Considering Hemp Bill, Massie Pushing Federal Legislation

Apr 2, 2013

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.

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.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More low-income Kentucky families would be able to send their child to public preschool under a plan to expand eligibility requirements.

Half-day preschool programs are currently open to 4-year-olds in families with income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. In his budget proposal, Governor Steve Beshear would raise that income cap to 160 percent of the poverty level.