The Steve Beshear has a person or persons that understand how politics in Frankfort work. Below is a smattering of recent stories, three stories on personnel and three on money.
Steve Beshear’s people while not the sharpest group of knives; do understand how game is played. Even if you don’t agree with everything they are doing you have to admire the way they are massaging the media and the political system this early in the administration.
Avoiding a hiring scandal
Three non-merit Public Service Commission employees were back at work Tuesday, more than a week after being let go despite questions about whether such actions violated state hiring laws.
Hiring Ben Chandler’s Wife
The state agency that doles out money to local governments has hired Jennifer Chandler, the wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, and added 16 other appointed officials Wednesday, including Bell County's Democratic Party chairman.
Ending the Investigation of Jonathan Miller
The state Personnel Board has decided not to investigate two referrals from former Personnel Secretary Brian Crall concerning two hiring-related moves in the office of former state Treasurer Jonathan Miller.
Sticking one to David Williams
Gov. Steve Beshear has nixed a road project championed by his chief political critic, state Senate President David Williams. Beshear's Transportation Cabinet canceled an $11.9 million change order earlier this week that expanded a $53.2 million project to widen and straighten Ky. 90 and Ky. 61 in Cumberland County.
Stoking the need for Casino’s in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's budget problems are even more serious than previously projected, the state's official economic forecasting group concluded yesterday.
We really, really need the Casino Money
Thousands of poor Kentuckians might be without heat this winter if additional money to help doesn't come soon from the state or federal governments, warns an official with Community Action Kentucky.