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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 17,813.39
+1.20 (0.01%)    
2 S&P 2,088.87
-0.27 (-0.01%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,116.14
+13.33 (0.26%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by


Most Read This Week

November 20, 2015 9597

Dispatchers Overhear Drug Activity during…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 9366

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8569

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7311

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4173

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 14915

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14255

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 1539

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted -…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 1272

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 928

Students Serve to Learn Life Lesson

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 802

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 747

Two Vehicle Collision Sends Four to Area Hospitals

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 692

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 669

A.G. Conway Announces $256 Million Settlement…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 597

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 471

Ky. Division of Forestry Firefighters on Standby…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 433

Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on…

by SurfKY News