Gov. Beshear accuses Republican lawmakers of 'cruel' votes on veto overrides

Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 12:39:56-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Republican lawmakers have taken votes that will “kick struggling Kentuckians while they are down.”

The governor's response Tuesday comes a day after the legislature overrode his vetoes of measures affecting jobless benefits and food aid.

One bill revamps rules for Kentucky’s laid-off workers to receive unemployment benefits. The other measure ends Kentucky’s COVID-19 state of emergency a few weeks earlier than previously planned.

Both measures now become state law.