Then Lt. Governor Beshear undertook the daunting task of chairing Kentucky Tomorrow, a mega study of the problems and opportunities facing the state. The report brought input from hundreds and is remarkably accurate - even into 2007.
Standing before an estimated crowd of 5,000, Governor Steve Beshear offered up an inaugural speech of concern, hope, and vision. With the State Capitol as a backdrop, Governor Beshear delivered one of the most important speeches of his life.
Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11 TV reporter Mark Hebert is reporting on his blog site as of December 13, 2007, that Bill Cox, former mayor of Madisonville, will be named by Governor Beshear to be the next Revenue Department Commissioner.
Taking control of Kentucky State Government operations requires bold action from knowledgeable people. it is not a game for amateurs as Fletcher found out. With some 35,000 plus state workers, the task of reorganizing them and their cabinets into smooth functional units is, at best, an art form as well as science.
Here's a brief bio of fourteen people chosen by the new Governor to work closely with him. The list runs the gamut from fresh new faces to veterans of state government. No. 15, the acting secretary of Health and Family Services is spotlighted in another story
In his position as Secretary of the Executive Cabinet for the Beshear Administration, Larry Hayes will be one of those individuals well grounded in the art of problem solving for complex issues of intergovernmental relations and budget concerns. Kentucky will be well served by having this type of individual within the Governor’s inner circle.
Experienced government attorney serves both as governor's general counsel and head of mega-agency as acting head of Health & Family Services.