July 11, 2019 Blog, Press Release

Bevin Claims He’s Helping Workers, But Reports Show They’re Still Falling Further Behind

While Matt Bevin is using the end of the fiscal year to claim that his “economic policies are working for Kentuckians,” working families continue to fall farther behind under this governor’s administration because of his failed policies.

In fact, the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy recently released a report that concluded the median wage for Kentuckians is not enough to meet a family budget, writing: “These concerning data points raise the question ‘For whom is this a good economy?’ It’s clear the answer is not the typical Kentucky worker or the lowest-wage workers in our state.”

This alarming trend is especially true for eastern Kentucky, with the Lexington Herald Leader recently reporting that “New data released by the Appalachian Regional Commission Tuesday show per capita annual income fell by more than $1,000 in several Eastern Kentucky counties from 2016 to 2017, the most recent year made available by the ARC.”

Additionally, a recent analysis from WalletHub.com ranked Kentucky’s economy 45th in the country.

Kentucky Democratic Party Spokesperson, Marisa McNee: “Matt Bevin’s policies are great for out-of-state CEOs but fall flat for everyone else. Even worse, this governor has attacked working families by ripping away health care, tearing down public education, and trying to illegally cut pensions for teachers and first responders. There’s no way around it: when it comes to kitchen table issues – Matt Bevin is serving up a big dish of nothing.”