PRESTONSBURG – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway made a stop in Prestonsburg Monday as part of the campaign tour he and his team have dubbed the “Bluegrass Business Listening Tour.”
The tour kicked off earlier this month and has Conway discussing his proposals to support Kentucky businesses, as well as soliciting input from business owners and employees, in advance of releasing his jobs plan later this month.
“My top priority as Kentucky’s next governor is creating good-paying jobs, fostering an environment of economic opportunity for the businesses we already have, and building an environment that attracts new companies to our state,” Conway said Monday.
Conway met Monday with the store’s owner, Vicki Pack, hearing from her, as he has from others since launching the tour, about what they need or expect.
“I’m visiting businesses of all shapes and sizes throughout Kentucky to hear directly from businesses owners and employees about their needs and concerns,” Conway added, “and how we can best work together to move Kentucky forward.”
Conway may have felt at home in Floyd County, where he visited in April took public stances on two issues of great importance to Eastern Kentuckians – coal and prescription drug abuse.
Conway says his record as Attorney General proves his resolve on matters of importance to Floyd County voters, including his work to curb the prescription pill addiction epidemic and his efforts in combating the EPA for their overreaching regulations on the coal industry.
He is currently involved in a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, for what he alleges was a misleading campaign that did not adequately warn doctors or the public about the addictiveness of the painkiller.