Gov. Beshear Delivers State Of The Commonwealth Address

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 2/07/2013 12:04 am
Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky has momentum, but also problems that need to be dealt with, now.

Beshear delivered the State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night in Frankfort.

The Governor told lawmakers that the jobs picture and economy have improved.
 
But he also said the Commonwealth can't wait to fix long-standing problems.

Beshear said, "We have to stop putting off uncomfortable decisions for future generations. We have to stop pretending that these problems aren't holding us back. Because they are."

He said Kentucky's school are slowly sinking.

And he mentioned the need to change Kentucky's tax code, which is something that's been talked about for decades.

The Governor also put in another pitch for raising the dropout age from 16 to 18.

It's been a longtime goal of First Lady Jane Beshear.

He wants to improve legislation that fights the abuse of prescription drugs.

The Governor urged lawmakers to let universities authorize bonds, to raise money.

That's the plan that would allow UK to raise money for Commonwealth Stadium.

That plan was okayed by a committee Wednesday and goes to the full House.

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