Governor Beshear Pledges Ethics Reform

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he will never
issue pardons to people until after they have been convicted of crimes.
Kentucky's new governor unveiled a package of ethics reforms on
Thursday that he says are intended to restore the public's confidence in state government.
Beshear said during a Capitol press conference that it's critical to set the tone for how his administration will conduct the people's business.
Beshear had made ethics reform a centerpiece of his campaign
last year against former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who issued pardons to
members of his administration who had been indicted on charges
stemming from a patronage scandal.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 13, 2008 at 12:34 PM
    Gov also says Pigs Can Fly.
  • by boohooyouloser on Jan 12, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    Ethics and gambling go togather like Paul Patton and Tina Conner. A good fit dontcha think.
  • by Mary Location: Hardin County on Jan 11, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    Good! I do think he should let the justic system work first, but sometimes people are wrongly convicted or they are repentent and rehabilitated. In those cases the Governor should step in and right a wrong or give someone a second chance.
  • by steve Location: irvine on Jan 10, 2008 at 03:10 PM


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