About Steve Beshear (D)
Beshear favors high-quality, affordable health coverage for all that will allow universal healthcare coverage over time. He also wants to launch an aggressive cost-containment effort, through a broad partnership of businesses, health care providers, government and individual Kentuckians. He says he will work to provide senior citizens affordable prescription drugs and promoting drug safety.
Beshear's plan for education includes expanding early childhood education, teaching children the basic fundamentals, valuing teachers and involving parents,modernizing schools and classrooms, creating an education system that promotes academic excellence.
Beshear's "Fueling Kentucky First" plan means investing in the research and development and deployment of new clean coal, alternative fuel and Clean Technology businesses in Kentucky, establishing new cutting edge workforce development training programs for the coal mining and Clean Technology workforce of tomorrow, and, over time, attracting new Clean Technology manufacturing plants and industries to Kentucky.
To help Kentucky farmers, Beshear wants to invest in and expand Kentucky agriculture, help farmers market their products, focus on immediate deployment of cost-effective clean energy technology, make sure that rural Kentucky is part of the clean energy solution, push for landowner protection laws match farmers and hunters, expand health care coverage, and address rising health care costs.