Latest Matt Bevin News

Kentucky paid $600K for probe but not known what it produced

Dec. 6, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An Indiana law firm has been paid at least $600,000 by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration for an investigation of former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader obtained the information through an Open Records Act request to the state Finance and...

Kentucky's outgoing GOP governor leaving with parting shots

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Combative to the end, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin unleashed a spree of attacks against his successor just days before handing over power, displaying the abrasive side of a personality that at times overshadowed his one term in office and contributed to his downfall. In...

Bevin order aimed at blocking higher pension for Adkins

Dec. 5, 2019 7:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order Thursday that would prevent longtime state Rep. Rocky Adkins from collecting a higher state pension due to the senior position he will assume in Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear's administration. The executive order,...

Memo says Gov.-elect Beshear facing massive budget shortfall

Dec. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. The memo from Bevin's budget director, John...

Outgoing governor urges successor to 'do the hard things'

Dec. 4, 2019 12:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With a few days left in his term as Kentucky's governor, Republican Matt Bevin offered some unsolicited advice to his successor and political archnemesis, urging Democrat Andy Beshear to confront the toughest tasks facing the state the same way he did. “Do the hard...

Report: Many states in good shape to weather a recession

Dec. 2, 2019 6:33 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a couple years of robust tax collections, states across the U.S. are better prepared than ever to weather a potential recession, according to a report released Monday that examines states’ savings. The good news in the report from Moody’s Analytics is tempered...

Beshear selects Adkins, Coleman for key administration jobs

Dec. 2, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected his former rival, state Rep. Rocky Adkins, to serve as his senior adviser as his administration continued taking shape Monday. The latest round of personnel decisions included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman. Coleman...

The Latest: Gov.-elect Beshear fills several key posts

Dec. 2, 2019 2:15 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on appointments by Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear has appointed his running mate, a leading Democratic lawmaker and the ex-mayor of Lexington to high-profile jobs in the administration he’s forming....

Kentucky’s next lt. gov: ex-teacher and education advocate

Nov. 27, 2019 3:09 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority. In the days since Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory...

Kentucky lieutenant governor says she didn’t vote for Bevin

Nov. 26, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who was kicked off Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s ticket when he unsuccessfully sought reelection this year, says she didn’t vote for him. Hampton told WDRB-TV in Louisville that it was a hard decision but she voted for Libertarian...