Kentucky Political News Headlines

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

State of the Commonwealth Address

Governor Beshear delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address tonight with an emphasis on jobs and bipartisanship. He outlined several initiatives he wants the legislature to tackle including: medicaid coverage for smoking cessation, stronger domestic violence laws, and changes to the higher education system.

The one noticeable absence from the Governor's remarks was no mention of expanded gambling at Kentucky horse tracks. The Governor has been a strong advocate for expanded gaming legislation as it was the main issue he campaigned on when he ran for Governor.

The Governor will be back before the legislature in two weeks for the Budget Address where he will present his budget to the General Assembly.

Full Text of Beshear's Written Remarks