WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Beshear Sees Cutting Out Waste As Another Revenue Source


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Casino gambling isn't the only way
gubernatorial nominee Steve Beshear plans to fund his agenda. The
Democrats' candidate also mentions a more traditional method of
finding money for his agenda - weeding out government waste.
At a forum with Republican Governor Fletcher, Beshear said
yesterday he would order a sweeping review of state government
operations if elected.
Director of the Center for Kentucky History and Politics Joe
Gershtenson says every would-be governor is going to come in
saying, `I think we can do things a little better.'
Four years ago, Fletcher promised to root out waste, fraud and
abuse in state government.
In one move, after he was elected, the governor trimmed the
number of cabinets from 14 to nine. Fletcher says his
administration also canceled hundreds of state credit cards,
toughened scrutiny of construction projects and collected tens of
millions in delinquent taxes.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8612947