Beshear Encourages Voters To Take Action

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has some advice for voters frustrated by the state's ongoing financial troubles.

Speaking at a Town Hall meeting in western Kentucky on Monday night, Beshear said residents need to speak up and exert political pressure in an effort to be heard.

The Henderson Gleaner reports that Beshear said the state has had to make painful decisions in the wake of a budget shortfall. The governor said the state is robbing Peter to pay Paul in an effort to get by in some cases.

Some in the audience suggested Beshear come up with alternatives to raising money outside of casino gambling and increased taxes, both measures that didn't make it out of the General Assembly.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    THis thing about state employees retiring and then coming back to work....what is wrong with people giving the young people of this state a chance to get a job...if they need training, then TRAIN them....that is the biggest problem with finding jobs in ky...the young people have to go somewhere else to work.....if I were at retirement age or had years in to retire I would gladly step aside for a young person to have a chance like I did to get a good job..
  • by terri Location: east ky on Aug 19, 2008 at 04:45 AM
    And it sure would be nice if the governor choose education funding over ATV mud holes.I say we legalize prostitution in Ky, look what it did for Nevada.
  • by Jim Location: Hazard on Aug 19, 2008 at 04:02 AM
    I voted for Beshear because he was going to get casino's. Now what is his plan for getting those casino's or was that just a lie.

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