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Andy Beshear talks policy during luncheon

Posted: 6:58 PM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 18:58:56-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — We're just 18 days from finding out who will lead the state of Kentucky into the next decade.

The Democratic hopeful in the governor's race, Andy Beshear, addressed business leaders at a public policy luncheon in Lexington on Friday.

Beshear told the crowd his ideas for bringing more business opportunities in the Commonwealth, throwing his support behind expanded gaming. He also discussed investing in a tourist attraction that takes advantage of the natural beauty and resources in Kentucky.

Beshear ended the question-answer portion by addressing the opioid epidemic. He highlighted the toll its taken on families, but especially kids, kids he says are not getting a fair chance at success.

"We have more grandparents raising their grandkids per capita than any other state in the country because of this epidemic," said Beshear. "We have to make sure that they have the resources and the help they need. Because every child we fail, every child we fail, it's all of our faults, and I hope we believe that."