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Obama’s help sought




Gov. Steve Beshear says he has asked President-elect Barack Obama for help to pay for state government expenses.

Beshear, a Democrat, attended the National Governors Association meeting in Philadelphia on Tuesday, where Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden spoke about the country’s struggling economy.

Beshear asked Obama in a letter for additional federal help with Medicaid, unemployment insurance, road building and other construction projects.

Kentucky’s state revenue is currently off pace by an estimated $456 million between now and the end of June. Over the next year and a half, Kentucky’s general fund shortfall is estimated to be more than $1.3 billion behind. (AP)


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