By AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTTEN, The Kentucky Enquirer
FRANKFORT — Up was down and down was up at the state Capitol last week.
On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear took jabs at the Obama administration and made overtures to the tea party in a State of the Commonwealth Address that sounded a lot like a re-election speech.
The Democratic governor praised coal, criticized “reckless spending in Washington,” and warned federal environmental regulators to “get off our backs.”