New reporting reveals the Beshear Administration sent out $10 million in tornado relief checks meant for tornado victims. An unknown number went to people unaffected by the tornadoes.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 1, 2023) – The Republican Party of Kentucky released the following statement after reporting by the Herald-Leader revealed Governor Beshear sent $10 million in checks meant for tornado victims to an unknown number of Kentuckians who were not affected by tornadoes in December 2021.
“This reporting raises questions about how Governor Beshear and his leadership team have been using the Team Kentucky Fund,” RPK spokesman Sean Southard said. “A better name for this fund would be ‘Governor Beshear’s Slush Fund.’ Private individuals and corporations stepped up to assist Western Kentucky recover from those tornadoes, which brought tragedy and devastation to our state, and the Beshear administration has just been sending out checks willy-nilly. They can’t even tell us how many checks from Beshear’s Slush Fund went to the wrong people. How did they decide who got them?”
Read the story in the Herald-Leader here.