jerry abramson http://wfpl.org en Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson: 'Never Say Never' to Future Campaigns http://wfpl.org/post/lt-gov-jerry-abramson-never-say-never-future-campaigns <p>Jerry Abramson has announced that <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor">he won't run for Kentucky governor</a>&nbsp;in 2015, but he says he isn't necessarily done with electoral politics.</p><p>“You never know what kind of situation might change, what kind of situations might be different in the future than they are today," says&nbsp;Abramson, the lieutenant governor and former Louisville mayor.</p><p>"You never say never.”</p><p>Abramson didn't identify any particular office he's eyeing.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:12:51 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6503 at http://wfpl.org Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson: 'Never Say Never' to Future Campaigns Louisvillians Haven't Had Much Luck Running for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/louisvillians-havent-had-much-luck-running-kentucky-governor <p>Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson <a href="/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor">announced Tuesday that he won't run for governor in 2015. </a>Instead, he wants to focus on education issues.</p><p>Abramson, Kentucky's lieutenant governor since 2011, very well could've ended up succeeding Gov. Steve Beshear, his longtime ally, political observers say.</p><p>But he would've have to overcome an obstacle: His Louisville roots.</p><p>A Louisvillian hasn't been elected Kentucky's governor since 1951—and even that has a caveat.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6377 at http://wfpl.org Louisvillians Haven't Had Much Luck Running for Kentucky Governor Jerry Abramson Won't Run for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor <p>Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson won't run for governor in 2015.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:57:12 +0000 Staff 6370 at http://wfpl.org Jerry Abramson Won't Run for Kentucky Governor Jerry Abramson May Decide Around Fancy Farm Whether He'll Run for Governor http://wfpl.org/post/jerry-abramson-may-decide-around-fancy-farm-whether-hell-run-governor <p>Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson says he may announce his intentions regarding a run for governor before or shortly after the Fancy Farm Picnic on&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aug. 3.</span></p><p>“I’m going through this yes, no, up down," Abramson said. “If you’re going to spend a year and a half hour to raise $15 million and once you win the question becomes can you really be a transformational public servant and make a significant difference in the future of Kentucky? That’s what I’m thinking through.”</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:53:47 +0000 Chad Lampe | Kentucky Public Radio 6160 at http://wfpl.org Jerry Abramson May Decide Around Fancy Farm Whether He'll Run for Governor Abramson: Tax Reform Commission Needs More Time http://wfpl.org/post/abramson-tax-reform-commission-needs-more-time <p>The Kentucky Commission on Tax Reform is planning to ask for an extension.</p><p>That's according to commission chair and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, who says there are too many options for reforming the state tax code to fully consider by the November 15th deadline.</p><p>“I think at our next meeting unless we solve the whole thing in five hours I’ll probably ask the group to give me the authority to request of the governor an extension of time and I feel very confident we’ll be able to get that,” says Abramson, adding that the final report could be complete by mid-December.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Alan Lytle Kentucky Public Radio 2253 at http://wfpl.org Abramson: Tax Reform Commission Needs More Time