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Beshear endorses project after auditor's objections

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 4:05 PM EST Jan 24, 2020





























Despite the state auditor's serious concerns, the administration of Gov.Harmon also expressed concern about the state's "deeply flawed" procurement process that, among other problems, created a back channel for Macquarie to bypass the state employee who should have been the main point of contact. ...

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Beshear administration to release records Bevin withheld, pay costs

Andy Beshear's administration has settled several outstanding open records lawsuits with The Courier Journal, agreeing to provide public documents the administration of former Gov.The administration will pay about $90,000 in legal costs that courts had ruled the Bevin administration owed The Courier Journal for withholding documents that should have been released under state open records law. ...

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Beshear floats buying private prisons in criminal justice reform plan

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:07 PM EST Jan 17, 2020





































Citing the increasing costs of housing the state's growing prison population and the deterioration of existing correctional facilities, Gov.Andy Beshear on Friday touted the need for criminal justice reform that addresses those challenges. ...

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Andy Beshear State of the Commonwealth address mirrors dad on gambling

Andy Beshear’s first State of the Commonwealth Address before.Get along … blah, blah, blah … work across the aisle … blah, blah, blah … legalized gambling … blah, blah, blah … good night … blah blah blah … oh, yeah, legalized gambling. ...

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Beshear hits key topics in speech

He did use the line "Team Kentucky," which is a favorite of the governor's, at least five times.“Every moment we focus on partisanship, every moment we focus on national division, we fail to address the reality that is before us," Beshear said. ...

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Andy Beshear's big error was angering state Senate over school board

The problem is that Beshear didn’t appoint a single Republican to his 11-member school board.That ladies and gentlemen, has riled up a Republican-led legislature that already wanted Beshear to be a one-term governor. ...

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McConnell, Beshear and Bevin could use these gifts

So, if you don’t think the following is light enough, think about how much heavier it could have been.Andy Beshear: A detailed map of Kentucky, cut into a jigsaw puzzle of 5,136 pieces, one for every vote by which he ousted incumbent Matt Bevin. ...

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Matt Bevin pardons are helping Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear

Andy Beshear couldn't resist reminding Kentuckians that he's not former Gov.Matt Bevin, as headlines of last-minute pardons for convicted child molesters and murderers pile up. ...

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Andy Beshear officially sworn in as governor

(AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky’s governor early Tuesday during a private ceremony just after midnight in the Governor’s Mansion.The new governor took the oath of office with his hand on a Bible that was given to his parents as a gift on their wedding day. ...

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Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor on Inauguration Day live update

As Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky's next governor, some praised him and some immediately clashed.Britainy Beshear said the family met to discuss Andy Beshear's decision to run for governor before he threw his hat in the ring. ...

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Beshear taps former Kentucky justice to lead jails, state police

Noble, who served on Kentucky's highest court from 2006 until her retirement in 2016, will be the next secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which oversees state jails and the state police.Within that same cabinet, Beshear also named LaShana Harris the commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice. ...

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Matt Bevin broke with tradition in denying Andy Beshear use of mansion

And when Patton left office eight years later, he said he vacated the mansion and turned it over to then Gov.“We’ll be having dinner with our kids,” Beshear said Monday afternoon, declining to say when Bevin was clearing out. ...

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear releases schedule

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 3:37 PM EST Nov 27, 2019













































Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear unveiled a jam-packed schedule of events Tuesday for his upcoming inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol in Frankfort,



The array of musical entertainment during the Dec. ...

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Beshear appoints ex-Kentucky Derby Festival CEO as cabinet secretary

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:15 PM EST Dec 6, 2019









































Mike Berry, the recently retired CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, will be Kentucky's new secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Gov.“I have had the privilege of knowing Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron for years,” Beshear said in a press release. ...

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Andy Beshear looks at challenges ahead as he prepares for governorship

-elect Andy Beshear laid out his plan of action for his first week in office and the big challenges on the near horizon.One of those big challenges reared its head this week when the budget director of political rival and outgoing Gov. ...

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KentuckyWired leader foists blame on former Steve Beshear budget chief

Steve Beshear’s cabinet secretary, the highest appointed position in the executive branch, Lassiter played a key role in shepherding KentuckyWired in 2015, a joint Courier Journal/ProPublica investigation has reported.On Friday, attorney Guthrie True declined to comment on whether the Lassiters would speak to the Program Review Committee. ...

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear fills secretary of executive cabinet position

-elect Andy Beshear on Thursday announced the appointment of his current Deputy Attorney General J.He will lead Beshear's team of executive branch cabinet secretaries in his new role. ...

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Beshear transition to governor could upend lawsuits

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 3:39 PM EST Nov 21, 2019

























As Democrat Andy Beshear prepares to transition from attorney general to governor on Dec.On Wednesday, Cameron announced he will appoint Steve Pitt — Bevin's general counsel — as his counsel and special adviser. ...

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear names transition team members

On Friday, Beshear announced more than 150 members members of his new transition team, as he and running mate Jacqueline Coleman prepare to take over the office and 11 executive branch cabinets.The transition team members will now meet with cabinet employees and gather information for the new Beshear administration, as they begin to make staffing and policy decisions next month. ...

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Gov. Andy Beshear's term may be a snoozer compared with Matt Bevin's

Andy Beshear stepped up to the lectern at the Kentucky Education Association headquarters in Frankfort on Friday and … Zzzzzzzzzzzz.More: Matt Bevin concedes, says he won't contest election recanvass outcome



But otherwise, Beshear’s press conference was 11 minutes of nap time. ...

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