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Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to resettle war refugees

Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 13:27:45-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker has unveiled a proposal to set up a fund to help refugees from Ukraine and other war-torn countries resettle in the state.

Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel cited the humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine in promoting the legislation, but he says the bill would apply broadly to families displaced by international conflicts.

His proposal was inserted into a bill that won approval from a Senate committee Wednesday.

The measure would set up a fund to appropriate $10,000 for each family relocating to Kentucky. The assistance would go to up to 5,000 families displaced by international conflict.