Beshear, Williams reach out to Kentucky farm leaders

The Governor and the man who wants to replace him appeared together before a room full of Kentucky Farm Bureau Directors Wednesday. Steve Beshear says his policies have moved Kentucky forward.

"Yes, Government has a role and we've played that role aggressively on that and it's working," said Gov. Beshear, D-Kentucky.

Beshear touted his ability to attract new business and jobs through economic incentives. However, Williams believes a lot of changes are needed, especially in the tax code.

"We have to change our tax system. We have to change our spending patterns, have to change our pension system," said the Republican candidate.

Williams took credit for improvements to education gaining approval in the state Senate. However, the Governor says Williams has blocked education initiatives he's pushed, such as the high school drop out bill.

"(We) helped change education..back to where it needs to go to basics, (it) started in the Senate. We've been the innovators. The Governor has been silent on education innovation," said Williams.

"Most Republicans, most Democrats voted for it, because it's a common sense thing to do. It gets to the Senate and one person keeps it from being voted on and I'll let you guess who that is," said Beshear.


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