January 7, 2022 Blog, In The News, Media, Press Release

Statement on Republicans Filing Budget Bill Ahead of Gov. Beshear’s Budget Address

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2022) – The Kentucky Democratic Party released this statement on House Republicans’ unprecedented and petty filing of a budget bill ahead of Gov. Beshear’s budget address next week.

“This unprecedented, petty move by Republicans is another indication they’re more worried about party and power than the people of Kentucky. Since losing the Governor’s office, vengeful Republicans have been willing to go to any length to undermine Gov. Beshear, even if it hurts their constituents and cost lives. Republicans clearly don’t trust the people of Kentucky to pick their own governor.

“They stripped his emergency response powers costing lives and hurting the economy, put together a sham committee to impeach him even though they knew it had no merit wasting time and taxpayer money, gave some of his appointments to the ag commissioner and even removed the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy from the Governor’s Office. Just to name a few. We agree with Rep. Petrie that this is crazy. And it has to stop.”