Posted on 2/2/14
rooster booster3 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/3/13) – The Affordable Care Act, a stagnant economy, and the need for more bipartisanship in the Kentucky General Assembly were the three main topics of a speech given by Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer at this morning’s Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster breakfast.

Thayer said he is “opposed to ‘Obamacare,’ at every level.”

“Quite frankly, we can’t afford it,” he said, adding that he is in disagreement with Gov. Steve Beshear over the governor’s decision to bypass the legislature and sign an executive order authorizing support of the concept in Kentucky. He said it’s an issue he expects lawmakers will take up as part of budget talks, particularly if Beshear includes appropriations for healthcare related to the ACA in his budget proposals.

The need to develop job creation in Kentucky is paramount on the list of topics to be tackled in Frankfort, but Thayer said the ability to proceed with solving the challenge is hindered by the poor economy.

“This has been the slowest economic recovery since World War II,” he said.

However, he did make a promise as he concluded his address at the breakfast.

“I can’t promise there will be money (to develop job creation initiatives), but I can promise if we do this Owensboro will be included,” he said.

Thayer also talked about a new approach toward partisanship between parties in Frankfort. He said Republicans and Democrats worked together to select committee members, and that for the first time since Beshear has been in office, a formal gathering of lawmakers in both parties was held.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,821.02
+7.63 (0.04%)    
2 S&P 2,090.87
+2.00 (0.10%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,127.42
+11.27 (0.22%)    


Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9877

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8707

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7526

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4504

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3186

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15573

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14405

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 2176

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1798

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1213

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 828

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 765

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 605

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 491

Beauty of Western Kentucky Autumn Wilderness…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 445

American Medical Association Wants to Ban Ads for…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 407

Grapevine Church Offering Interactive 'Miracle of…

by SurfKY News