Beshear Meets With President-Elect

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is among a group of the nation's governors, pleading with the President-Elect for financial help.

President-Elect Barack Obama is met with Beshear and others in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The recession has left many states struggling to keep programs in place just as needs are increasing.

Kentucky faces an almost half billion dollar budget shortfall between now and next summer.

Beshear says he favors an economic stimulus package, including help for states, that the Obama wants on his desk when he is sworn into office.


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  • by Andy on Dec 5, 2008 at 04:43 AM
    Yea but did he "Bow" and crawl up to the throne. Then kiss his feet.Give me money oh great democrat..We have to cover our Post Office democrat cks. this month.
  • by john Location: ky on Dec 5, 2008 at 04:33 AM
    to pappy.where is ernie?well he got us in this mess,when our govenor took over the money was gone.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    (face palm)
  • by Halyn Location: Somerset on Dec 2, 2008 at 04:45 PM
    To pappy in lagrange...there was Republican governors begging for the same money (Sarah Palin for example).
  • by steve on Dec 2, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    Well its funny how Moberly said we can't let the government go under just like a liberal government first people second. This is going to be a fun four years sit back and watch the kooks run the country four years will be enough trust me.
  • by Casino's to the rescue Location: Maysville on Dec 2, 2008 at 12:26 PM
    I think that the casino idea should be put on the ballot. If it is going to save this great state then let's do it. We are 49th only to Mississippi in a lot of areas, so let's boost Kentucky's revenue, not Indiana.
  • by Jessie Location: Danville on Dec 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    If the goverment can bail out banks that knew they were making loans that were unstable they might as well help the rest of us out to. True the money will somehow come from the public, but in the time of need we need to stick together instead of falling apart.
  • by pappy Location: lagrange on Dec 2, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    I think it is so funny that the governor is begging for money, he has done such a terrible job in the history of Kentucky. Were is Ernie when you need him? All demo's know how to do is beg for a hand out, how sad. pappy

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