Bevin Says Rival's Education Ad a 'Scare Tactic'
By The Associated Press

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has defended his record of supporting public education in response to a new TV ad hitting him on the issue.

His Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear, debuted a statewide ad Monday that claims budget cuts backed by Bevin could devastate rural schools.

Bevin calls the commercial a "scare tactic." The governor says that during his tenure, teachers' pensions have been fully funded, per-pupil public education funding has risen significantly and 100% of lottery funds are going toward education.

Bevin also ripped into the Kentucky Education Association's leadership. The governor has feuded with the KEA and other education groups. The governor made the comments during a press conference outside the Governor's Mansion.

Published 01:45 PM, Monday Sep. 09, 2019
Updated 04:54 PM, Thursday Sep. 12, 2019

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