Fletcher, Beshear Wrangle Over Several Issues During Debate
By: Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Governor Ernie Fletcher and Democratic challenger Steve Beshear had plenty to disagree about during a televised debate Sunday night.
They squabbled over domestic partner benefits for public university employees as well as the state's record in creating jobs and providing more help for social workers facing huge caseloads.
Their latest faceoff comes about two weeks before voters decide on November sixth who their governor will be for the next four years. The debate was broadcast live on WHAS TV in Louisville and WTVQ TV in Lexington
The disagreements flared early when the candidates were asked about domestic partner health benefits.
Fletcher says state money should not fund health insurance costs for gay couples at universities. Beshear says the matter should be left up to the schools because they compete with other.