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Gov. Bevin Awards $500k Contract to Firm to Investigate Fmr. Gov. Beshear

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A $500,000 contract awarded by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to investigate his Democratic predecessor has survived a challenge in a state legislative committee.

Democrats on the Government Contract Review Committee failed to muster the five votes required to recommend canceling the contract, awarded to an Indiana law firm.

It likely would not have mattered, as lawmakers can only recommend the governor cancel the contract. Bevin announced his intention to investigate former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear earlier this year, saying his staff found numerous examples of corruption.  

The two governors have clashed over public pensions and health care policy since Bevin took office.

Democrats say the investigation will not be impartial because several of the hired attorneys have ties to the Republican Party.  

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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