Governor Says State Economic Future Uncertain

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says state revenue dropped by 4.6 percent in September, signaling that "storm clouds continue to gather over our economy."

Beshear said in a press conference Thursday that he has assembled a team of top government officials to look for ways to protect and expand the state's economy.

Kentucky lawmakers approved a two-year $19 billion state budget earlier this year expecting that state revenue would grow by 2.6 percent over the next two fiscal years.

Beshear says his administration also is setting up a Web site to help people with home mortgage information and finding health insurance.

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


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  • by FISTY Location: UBANK on Oct 11, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    NOW WHAT THE gov.GOING TO TAXES US SOME MORE WE SHOULD QUIT WORK AND STAY HOME AND NO MORE TAXES
  • by steve on Oct 11, 2008 at 07:17 PM
    i am not on nothing Barny frank or is your name Cris dodd or maybe acorn hum could be all of the above!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Oct 11, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    Montgomery Burns.
  • by j on Oct 11, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    He'd love to whine about our economic status because his instant fix would be to approve his gambling.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 at 04:44 PM
    what are you on, steve? liberal cronies wrecked the economy on purpose to win the election. i think the repubs were counting on their house of cards not to fall until after Nov. 4.
  • by steve Location: irvine on Oct 9, 2008 at 06:18 PM
    You and your liberal cronies are the one to blame they wrecked the economy on purpose just to win an election but voting time is near and we will solve this mess real quick.
  • by Junior Location: Lex on Oct 9, 2008 at 02:05 PM
    Having watched the country fall apart in the last year, should didn't take no mental heavyweight to see that coming. And how much were those people paid who came up with this brilliant conclusion?? A good place to start scaling back would be to cut some of those big high paying jobs that you have been dishing out like Halloween candy.
  • by Amanda Location: Milesburg, PA on Oct 9, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    Finally a governor to take charge.. go Beshear..
  • by ky employee Location: ky on Oct 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    47% raises? Anyone? Anyone?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2008 at 10:39 AM
    What's uncertain? It's falling apart.
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