Beshear’s power to select state transportation secretary in jeopardy with new bill

Beshear’s power to select state transportation secretary in jeopardy with new bill
A Kentucky House bill aims would limit transportation secretary candidates for Gov. Beshear to choose from to a list submitted by a newly created board. (Source: transportation.ky.gov)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) – The Republican-led Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee has approved a bill to rein in Democratic Governor Andy Beshear's power to select the state's transportation secretary.

It would limit the secretary candidates to a list submitted by a newly created board. The board members would be appointed by the governor from a list of nominations submitted by influential business and government groups.

The proposal has drawn immediate pushback from Gov. Beshear.

The bill now goes to the full Senate.

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