Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher Released From the Hospital

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 01, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Emphasizes his legislative agenda

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher was released from St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington today at 2 p.m. Fletcher said he is feeling better and has been working from his hospital room. He said he is ready to get back to Frankfort.

Governor Fletcher Released From the HospitalBefore he left the hospital the governor addressed the media about his legislative priorities. He talked about the medical malpractice reform bills introduced to both the Kentucky Senate and House. He said the proposed legislation provides a comprehensive approach to curbing medical malpractice abuse in the commonwealth.

The governor talked about the economic impact of the Louisville arena and the importance of the LG&E site to help maximize those economic gains. He also stressed the importance of preserving the integrity of Kentucky’s Rainy Day Fund by emphasizing that every dollar of this fund must stay in place if the state is to maintain its fiscal credibility with Wall Street.

The governor said he is ready to talk with legislators about moving the state’s budget forward. He underlined a sound budget is the blueprint of Kentucky’s priorities and progress.