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Andy Beshear's plan set for Republican makeover

Andy Beshear has had his opportunity to present and pitch his two-year budget proposal for state government.State Budget Director John Hicks faced the Appropriations and Revenue committees of the House and Senate for three hours last week, where he was peppered with questions about Beshear's proposal. ...

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Kentucky bill arming school resource officers heads to Beshear

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:34 PM EST Feb 7, 2020






A bill requiring Kentucky school police to carry guns is the first piece of education legislation to head to Gov.Among a handful of tweaks to last year's school safety law, SB 8 requires all school resource officers to carry a handgun — an idea opposed by many Louisville Democrats and some Jefferson County school board members. ...

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Beshear says rules weren't followed at Capitol

Andy Beshear said gun-rights activists who brought their weapons into the state Capitol last week were allowed to do so, though security did not properly enforce rules prohibiting masks and requiring the weapons be safely secured.On Wednesday, Beshear told reporters that Capitol security policies are the same as they were under the administration of former Gov. ...

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Yetter to talk Beshear budget, state legislation

Andy Beshear's budget proposal and Kentucky legislation for 2020.It has assembled journalists across the state to offer perspectives on the week's news since 1974. ...

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Beshear budget proposal: Kentucky Republicans remain skeptical

Andy Beshear's proposed budget Tuesday night and bashed the governor for not briefing them on its details before his speech.The proposed two-year budget would be the first in 14 years to make no cuts to the state’s General Fund, Beshear told lawmakers. ...

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Andy Beshear unveils 'education-first' Kentucky budget proposal

Andy Beshear's two-year budget proposal directs significant new funding for public education without any spending cuts from the state's General Fund, according to the proposal released Tuesday.Calling it a "responsible and balanced budget," Beshear touted that his proposal adds to the state's rainy day fund and limits new bonding debt to less than 6% of total revenue. ...

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Beshear endorses project after auditor's objections

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 4:05 PM EST Jan 24, 2020





























Despite the state auditor's serious concerns, the administration of Gov.Harmon also expressed concern about the state's "deeply flawed" procurement process that, among other problems, created a back channel for Macquarie to bypass the state employee who should have been the main point of contact. ...

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Beshear administration to release records Bevin withheld, pay costs

Andy Beshear's administration has settled several outstanding open records lawsuits with The Courier Journal, agreeing to provide public documents the administration of former Gov.The administration will pay about $90,000 in legal costs that courts had ruled the Bevin administration owed The Courier Journal for withholding documents that should have been released under state open records law. ...

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Beshear floats buying private prisons in criminal justice reform plan

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:07 PM EST Jan 17, 2020





































Citing the increasing costs of housing the state's growing prison population and the deterioration of existing correctional facilities, Gov.Andy Beshear on Friday touted the need for criminal justice reform that addresses those challenges. ...

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Andy Beshear State of the Commonwealth address mirrors dad on gambling

Andy Beshear’s first State of the Commonwealth Address before.Get along … blah, blah, blah … work across the aisle … blah, blah, blah … legalized gambling … blah, blah, blah … good night … blah blah blah … oh, yeah, legalized gambling. ...

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Beshear hits key topics in speech

He did use the line "Team Kentucky," which is a favorite of the governor's, at least five times.“Every moment we focus on partisanship, every moment we focus on national division, we fail to address the reality that is before us," Beshear said. ...

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Andy Beshear's big error was angering state Senate over school board

The problem is that Beshear didn’t appoint a single Republican to his 11-member school board.That ladies and gentlemen, has riled up a Republican-led legislature that already wanted Beshear to be a one-term governor. ...

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McConnell, Beshear and Bevin could use these gifts

So, if you don’t think the following is light enough, think about how much heavier it could have been.Andy Beshear: A detailed map of Kentucky, cut into a jigsaw puzzle of 5,136 pieces, one for every vote by which he ousted incumbent Matt Bevin. ...

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Matt Bevin pardons are helping Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear

Andy Beshear couldn't resist reminding Kentuckians that he's not former Gov.Matt Bevin, as headlines of last-minute pardons for convicted child molesters and murderers pile up. ...

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Andy Beshear officially sworn in as governor

(AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky’s governor early Tuesday during a private ceremony just after midnight in the Governor’s Mansion.The new governor took the oath of office with his hand on a Bible that was given to his parents as a gift on their wedding day. ...

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Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor on Inauguration Day live update

As Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky's next governor, some praised him and some immediately clashed.Britainy Beshear said the family met to discuss Andy Beshear's decision to run for governor before he threw his hat in the ring. ...

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Beshear taps former Kentucky justice to lead jails, state police

Noble, who served on Kentucky's highest court from 2006 until her retirement in 2016, will be the next secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which oversees state jails and the state police.Within that same cabinet, Beshear also named LaShana Harris the commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice. ...

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Matt Bevin broke with tradition in denying Andy Beshear use of mansion

And when Patton left office eight years later, he said he vacated the mansion and turned it over to then Gov.“We’ll be having dinner with our kids,” Beshear said Monday afternoon, declining to say when Bevin was clearing out. ...

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear releases schedule

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 3:37 PM EST Nov 27, 2019













































Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear unveiled a jam-packed schedule of events Tuesday for his upcoming inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol in Frankfort,



The array of musical entertainment during the Dec. ...

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Beshear appoints ex-Kentucky Derby Festival CEO as cabinet secretary

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:15 PM EST Dec 6, 2019









































Mike Berry, the recently retired CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, will be Kentucky's new secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Gov.“I have had the privilege of knowing Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron for years,” Beshear said in a press release. ...

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