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Steven Lynn "Steve" Beshear (born September 21, 1944) is an American politician who is the 61st Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A Democrat, Beshear previously served in...

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  • Stumbo: State tax incentives for Noah's Ark theme park violate constitution

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 10 hours ago
    House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Wednesday that it's not appropriate for the state to provide tax incentives for a Noah's Ark theme park in Grant County. He said he expects that the practice will be challenged in court and that the state will lose
  • Noah's Ark theme park gets preliminary approval for millions in state tax ...

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 1 day ago
    A group that wants to build a Noah's Ark theme park in Grant County won preliminary approval Tuesday of state tax incentives of as much as $18.25 million to keep the controversial project afloat. The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority
  • Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky down 5 points ...

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 1 day ago
    Half of Kentucky voters oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry in Kentucky, but opposition has softened since February when a federal judge began striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. Fifty
  • Jobless rate falls; Dems don't rise

      News Source: The Hill | 3 days ago
    But it is not helping Democrats much in the battle for control of the Senate. The unemployment rate, which peaked at 10 percent in late 2009, has dropped to 6.1 percent. The number of new jobless claims fell to an eight-year low this month, further
  • Democrats gather to cheer Ford, jeer McConnell

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 6 days ago
    The state's top Democrats took the stage at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday night to toast a former U.S. senator and roast a current one. More than 700 Democrats gathered at the Kentucky Democratic Party's annual Wendell Ford Dinner to honor the
  • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

      News Source: Associated Press | 8 days ago
    National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support. Vice President Joe Biden's scheduled speech Thursday
  • Mayor Gray hires new manager for his re-election campaign

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 9 days ago
    A former campaign staffer for Gov. Steve Beshear and an alumnus of Mayor Jim Gray's 2010 campaign has taken over the helm of Gray's re-election campaign. Walker Mattox, who was communications director for Gray during his 2010 campaign, has been named
  • Number of Kentucky children living in poverty increasing

      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 9 days ago
    A news release from the Frankfort-based Kentucky Youth Advocates said the percentage of children living in poverty grew by 13 percent from 1990 to 2012, and Kentucky has now had four consecutive years in which more than one in every four children


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