Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman talk with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear about the state of Kentucky, the Brent Spence, pension reform, legalized gambling and more.
After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare—a move that's won praise from Democrats and health advocacy groups.Beshear said Thursday that expansion benefits Kentucky in many ways."This move makes sense not only for our health but also for our pocketbook. More important it makes sense for our future," he says.
In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
The appointment increases the number of women on the state's highest court to three. It is the first time the state Supreme Court has had three female justices on the bench.
Keller replaces Justice Wil Schroder, who resigned January 17 due to health reasons.
In a statement, Keller said her appointment is bittersweet.
Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs. The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.
Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.
"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."
A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.
Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 with a parent’s permission. But Governor Steve Beshear has pushed to change that.
A poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows that 85 percent of parents agree with the governor and would like to see the age raised to 18.
The poll surveyed 1,000 parents in Kentucky.