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Steve Beshear on Drugs

Democrat


KASPER: KY All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting

We need to tweak House Bill 1, the landmark prescription painkiller legislation. But we are not going to backtrack on bringing integrity to prescription pain medication:As with most reform efforts, we can improve upon the new regulatory system. But we are not going to return Kentucky to the "prescription playground" that it was before House Bill 1.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Kentucky Legislature , Feb 6, 2013

Reduce historic addiction to tobacco with smoke-free law

Over the years, we've taken numerous steps to reduce Kentucky's historic addiction to tobacco. And yet we still rank either dead last, or next to last, in the number of adults who smoke, teens who smoke, and pregnant women who smoke. Our smoking-related mortality rate is the worst in the nation.

Yet we've never instituted a statewide law to protect Kentuckians from second-hand smoke. More than half the states in the nation have smoke-free laws. So do three dozen cities and counties in Kentucky. In fact, nearly half of Kentucky's citizens live in communities that have adopted protections for their residents & workers. It's time for us to begin looking seriously at doing this on a statewide level--to extend this protection for all our citizens. Six in 10 Kentucky adults now favor a statewide smoke-free law, and that support increases with each survey taken. This isn't a rights issue. People could still smoke. Just not in places where their smoke endangers the health of our workers and others.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Kentucky Legislature , Feb 6, 2013

More penalties; more testing; more drug war funding

Source: Congressional 1996 National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1996

Other governors on Drugs: Steve Beshear on other issues:

KY Senatorial:
Alison Grimes
Matt Bevin
Mitch McConnell

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Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
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(term-limited 2016)
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