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