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Beshear Attends First National Governors Meeting
Cauley emerges as power center in Governor"s Office by serving as Chief of Staff, Acting Commissioner of Local Government, and NGA contact.
Beshear Attends First National Governors Meeting
American governors will attend the 100th National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Washington D.C. this weekend. This will be Governor Beshear’s first opportunity to meet with his fellow states chief executives. Traveling with Governor Beshear will be Chief of Staff, Jim Cauley; Deputy Chief of Staff, Vance Gabbert and Deputy Policy Advisor, Katie Allison.

The NGA meeting will start on Saturday, February 23 and last through Monday, February 25. According to the Governor’s Press Office on late Friday afternoon, Jim Cauley has been named as the National Governors Association Representative for the Governor’s Office. This post is important in its policy networking and intergovernmental relations with the public interests groups in Washington as well as working with the other states on major issues facing the states. Governor Beshear will take the seat on the NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee that was held by Governor Fletcher.
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Economy to Dominate Govs' Meeting
Economy to Dominate Govs' Meeting
State budgets are being slammed by a triple-whammy: consumers and businesses are spending less so state tax revenues are dipping; a new bond-market crisis could make it more expensive for states to borrow; and the recent stimulus package Congress approved to jumpstart the economy actually will hurt state coffers. All but a few states tie their state tax rates to the federal system and could lose as much as $5 billion from Congress’ decision to give extra depreciation allowances to businesses, lowering their taxable income.
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Letter to Editor:   Cost of Military Surge in Middle East
War costs at 12 Billion a month
Letter to Editor: Cost of Military Surge in Middle East
After nearly 5 years, more time than it took for Democratic President FDR to defeat Germany, Italy and Japan in WW2, we are told that our soldiers need more time to "win." We have already sacrificed over 4000 soldiers killed, 30,000 wounded, $600 BILLION tax dollars so far, our credibility and trust around the world, turned millions more Islamic people against us, and have turned Iraq into the perfect training ground for people who hate us.
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MSU and KY State Universities Search for Entrepreneurs
MURRAY, Ky. Feb. 22 — Murray State University students will compete in a statewide business plan competition. The competition, called “Idea State U”, is hosted by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economics Development. The purpose of the competition is to find and reward the best young entrepreneurs in the state. Students from Kentucky’s public universities will be competing to see who can develop the best business plans and business concepts based on innovative products and services.
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