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Steve Beshear's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Full Name: Steven 'Steve' L. Beshear
Office: Governor (KY), Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2007
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 2 Children: Jeff, Andy
Birth Date: 09/21/1944
Birth Place: Dawson Springs, KY
Home City: Lexington, KY
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Feb. 27, 2014 U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company to Open New Facility in Hopkinsville; Expand Existing Operation
Jan. 7, 2014 State of the Commonwealth
Jan. 7, 2014 Governor Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address
July 31, 2013 Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs Law Banning Synthetic Drugs
July 25, 2013 One Year In, Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Shows Huge Impact
April 25, 2013 Gov. Beshear Announces Kentucky to Take Part in Rx Drug Take-Back
April 5, 2013 Gov. Beshear Allows Hemp Bill to Become Law
Oct. 16, 2012 Gov. Beshear: New Prescription Abuse Laws Driving Pill Mills Out of Business, Investigations of Overprescribers Launched
Sept. 26, 2012 Gov. Beshear Visits Trilogy Recovery Center for Women, Announces Continued Funding for the Facility
Sept. 21, 2012 Kentucky Selected to Participate in National Prescription Drug Abuse Initiative
July 24, 2012 Landmark Prescription Drug Bill Takes Effect; Gov. Beshear Praises Full Throttle Attack on Prescription Abuse
June 19, 2012 Gov. Beshear Emphasizes Mine Safety in Ceremonial Bill Signing
May 31, 2012 Gov. Beshear Signs Synthetic Drug Bill
April 24, 2012 Governor Beshear Warns Prescription Pill Mills: "Get Out of This State, Because We're Coming After You'
April 23, 2012 Governor Beshear Encourages Kentuckians to Dispose of Medications Safely Through Drug Take-Back Program
April 20, 2012 Governor Beshear Praises Legislators for Passing Robust Prescription Drug Bill, Ending Special Session in Shortest Possible Time
April 13, 2012 Governor Beshear's Remarks on Senator Williams "Torpedoed Essential Legislation"
April 13, 2012 Statement by Governor Beshear on Senate's Refusal to Pass Prescription Drug Bill, Transportation Budget
April 10, 2012 Governor Beshear Calls for Cooperation, Innovation at National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
March 27, 2012 Kentucky Joins Program to Share Prescription Drug Dispensing Data with Other States
Feb. 26, 2012 Gov. Beshear Discusses Kentucky's Progress in Battling Prescription Drugs with Nation's Drug Czar
Feb. 6, 2012 Gov. Beshear Joins Attorney General, Legislative Leadership to Support Wide-Ranging Prescription Drug Abuse Bills
Dec. 28, 2011 Gov. Beshear's Top 10 Accomplishments of 2011
Oct. 14, 2011 Governor Beshear Directs Creation of Prescription Advisory Council
Oct. 6, 2011 Governor Beshear Announces Initiatives to Combat Prescription Abuse
Aug. 24, 2011 Gov. Beshear Announces Interstate Task Force to Shut Down Prescription Drug Pipeline in Kentucky, Neighboring States
Aug. 8, 2011 Gov. Beshear Announces Kentucky, Ohio to Share Drug Data Through Interstate Prescription Monitoring Program
June 3, 2011 Governor Beshear's Response to New Florida Law on Pill Mills
April 14, 2011 Governor Beshear Testifies before Congressional Panel on Prescription Drug Abuse
March 23, 2011 Gov. Beshear Signs Law Banning New Synthetic Drugs
Feb. 22, 2011 Governor Urges Florida Governor to Reconsider Decision Against Life-Saving Prescription Drug Monitoring System
Aug. 25, 2010 Governor Beshear Signs Death Warrant
March 16, 2009 Governor Beshear Announces MethCheck Partnership Between Kentucky, Indiana
Nov. 6, 2008 Governor Urges Seniors to Take Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment
Oct. 31, 2008 Governor Beshear Announces Creation of Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program
May 22, 2008 Governor Beshear Establishes Recovery Kentucky Task Force to Fight Substance Abuse
March 10, 2008 Governor Beshear Announces Kentucky's launch of Partnership for Drug Free America Chapter
Oct. 2, 2007 Steve Beshear: Putting Kentucky Seniors First
Aug. 7, 2007 Plan for Affordable High-Quality Health Care
Putting Kentucky Families First
Keeping Kentuckians Healthy
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