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Beshear Signs Federal Relief Bills
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has signed bills directing federal pandemic relief money for some big-ticket priorities.

Those items include clean-water projects and repayment of a federal unemployment insurance loan.

Beshear said Wednesday the federal aid offers a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for long-term investments to attract businesses, create jobs and improve quality of life for many Kentuckians.

State government in Kentucky is expected to eventually receive about $2.6 billion in federal aid.

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says the investments create “an economic dynamic for future expansion."

The spending measures passed shortly before this year's legislative session ended.

Published 05:00 AM, Thursday Apr. 08, 2021
Updated 07:52 PM, Wednesday Apr. 07, 2021

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