Jacqueline and Andy know Kentuckians deserve better than what is going on under this governor right now. That’s why as your attorney general, Andy has stood up to Matt Bevin time and time again—and won:
When Bevin tried to illegally cut the promised retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters, social workers and city, state and county employees, Andy sued, won and voided that bill. The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Andy that you can’t take an 11-page sewer bill and turn it into a 291-page pension bill and pass it in six hours with no public comment. This was a win for more than 200,000 hard-working Kentucky public servants and their families, and it was also a win for good government.
When Bevin illegally cut the budgets of every state university and community college, Andy stopped him and returned over $18 million back to the institutions.
When Bevin’s actions put the accreditation of one of our universities on probation, risking millions of federal financial aid dollars—money that helps make college accessible for thousands of Kentucky students who wouldn’t be able to afford it without those loans—Andy stood up to him to prevent Bevin from ever doing it again.
When Bevin restricted access to our state Capitol building from Kentuckians who were exercising their constitutional rights to show up and make their voices heard, Andy quickly put out orders to allow every single person to come in. That building is the people’s house and you should be allowed in—especially when you disagree with those inside.
More of Andy’s work:
As attorney general, Andy Beshear has been fighting for Kentucky families against criminals, scam artists, powerful special interests, opioid companies, utility giants and anyone who seeks to harm Kentuckians. In just three years, his office has:
Addressed Kentucky’s rape kit backlog. He has worked to secure the testing of every kit, provided more than $4 million to the Kentucky State Police crime lab to prevent a backlog from ever happening again and established a cold case unit to start seeking convictions. That’s justice for the 3,100 survivors who the system had forgotten.
Fought tirelessly against an epidemic that has hit our families the hardest — opioids. We lose 30 Kentuckians a week to the drug crisis. Andy is the most aggressive attorney general in the nation on this issue, suing nine pharmaceutical and distribution companies. He kept all cases in Kentucky courts so these companies must answer for what they’ve done in the communities they have ravaged.
Launched Scam Alerts, the state’s first direct text scam warning system, where he has signed up 24,000 seniors for alerts and returned $2 million that was stolen from Kentuckians.
Worked to arrest more human traffickers last year than in any year of the state’s history.
And time and time again as attorney general, Andy has stood up to a governor who seeks to break the law or change the rules to benefit himself and his cronies.