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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4893

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4816

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4138

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3827

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3302

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13482

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11540

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 10, 2015 2958

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 923

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 919

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 853

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 714

OPINION: No Simple Answer to Violent Attacks

by Ron Sanders
October 09, 2015 679

2016 Kynect Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 611

Rider Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Bucket…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 578

LG&E, KU Utility-Scale Solar Facility…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 518

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 488

A.G. Conway Issues Statement Regarding Sixth…

by SurfKY News