Spending Pandemic Money In KY

Lawmakers have unveiled a state budget plan that stakes out their authority over how Kentucky spends the next infusion of federal pandemic relief.Kentucky’s government is expected to receive about $2.4 billion in federal aid. The budget bill includes language giving the GOP-led legislature “express authority” over how the money is spent.Lawmakers say the provision would rein in Gov. Andy Beshear. He’s used pandemic relief to provide eviction relief funding, COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and other programs.

Source: MG News

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