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Governor signs legislation that will result in creation of more than 14,500 jobs across Commonwealth

Gov. Andy Beshear joined legislative leaders from both parties on Wednesday to sign bipartisan legislation appropriating funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to create jobs, build better schools, expand broadband and invest in infrastructure, including clean drinking water. The Governor also signed House Bill 574, which expands voting opportunities in Kentucky. “While points of friction...

Governor says bipartisan ‘Better KY’ legislation to create jobs, boost economy; reviewing bills’ details

Gov. Andy Beshear, following the final day of the 2021 regular session, announced Kentucky lawmakers and his administration reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation that aims to create more than 14,500 new jobs and help the commonwealth lead in the post-COVID economy. Through the passage of bills Tuesday evening, nearly $1.3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds will be used to boost the state’s...

Reviewing Biden’s plan for ‘building back better’ and what it could mean for the Ohio Valley

By Liam Niemeyer Ohio Valley ReSource David Meinschein’s teachers, staff and students have sacrificed a lot this year amid the staggering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. He opens the door heading inside Ballad Memorial High School’s basketball gymnasium — known locally as the “Green Palace” for its school colors. The school’s emptiness is another reminder of COVID-19’s impact....