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.
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