From the Mansion

Gov. Andy Beshear Raises $1 M in 3rd Fundraising Quarter

Gov. Andy Beshear raised $1,058,945 for his reelection campaign in the third quarter of 2022, according to his campaign. The latest numbers show Beshear has now raised more than a million dollars in each quarter since filing for re-election and has more than $4.15M in cash on hand. “I am honored by the confidence Kentuckians...

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Recoups $15 Million From Previous Administration’s Mill Investment That Never Materialized

News Release: FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the commonwealth has secured the return of Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration’s $15 million investment in an aluminum mill in Northeastern Kentucky that never materialized. The Governor said that the land, which was previously acquired as part of the proposed project, would also...

Gov. Beshear Appoints former Executive Cabinet Secretary to Board of Elections

A former member of Gov. Andy Beshear’s cabinet has been appointed to the State Board of Elections. J. Michael Brown left his position as Executive Cabinet Secretary in May for a leadership position at Simmons College in Louisville, and is now being appointed a position on the Board of Elections. Gov. Beshear has appointed J. Michael...

Death toll reaches 30 after Eastern KY Flooding; Beshear asks FEMA for assistance

Gov. Andy Beshear shared the difficult news on Monday morning that 30 people in Eastern Kentucky have died after flood waters ripped through the region. “If things weren’t hard enough on the people of this region, they’re getting rain right now,” Gov. Beshear said, noting that Floyd, Magoffin, Knott and Pike counties remain under a...

Gov. Beshear Declares State of Emergency Due to Severe Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

NEWS RELEASE: FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2022) – Gov. Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency today due to severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky. “This was a tough night and maybe an even tougher morning for so many of our residents,” Gov. Beshear said. “We are currently experiencing one of the worst, most devastating flooding events in Kentucky’s...

Gov. Beshear Announces Record Budget Surplus

Kentucky has broken another economic milestone on Monday, as Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky’s fiscal year 2022 General Fund receipts grew at the highest rate in 31 years. The Office of State Budget Director reported 14.6% growth over last year and noted that General Fund receipts totaled $14.7 billion, exceeding the budgeted estimate by...

Could Biden Nomination of Bevin/Cameron Lawyer Shift Pardon Liability?

An attorney that helped issue one of the most controversial pardons from the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin is about to be nominated to a lifetime appointment for federal judge thanks to a deal between Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Joe Biden, according to the Courier-Journal. The newspaper reports Chad Meredith will be nominated by...

Here’s Who is Serving on Gov. Beshear’s Cannabis Committee

On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear made his first steps towards allowing medical cannabis in the Commonwealth by seating an advisory committee. After the General Assembly failed to pass a medical marijuana bill in the legislative session, Beshear promised to take action on the issue that polls incredibly well with Kentuckians. Through an executive order, the Governor...

Gov. Beshear Files Emergency Order to Freeze Gas Tax

Gov. Andy Beshear has filed an emergency order effectively freezing Kentucky’s gas tax – preventing a 2-cent increase per gallon that would have taken effect July 1. The current tax rate of 26 cents was set to increase under a regulatory trigger, resulting in a price hike on both regular and diesel fuel. Beshear asked...