Beshear signs bill giving COVID-related relief to businesses
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Andy Beshear has signed into law a bill providing another round of coronavirus-related relief to Kentucky employers on their unemployment insurance tax assessments.
The business-backed measure was signed Thursday.
It allows employers to continue using the unemployment insurance assessment rate set for 2020 before COVID-19 hit.
The new law freezes the rate for a second straight year.
After signing the bill, the Democratic governor said the “same compassion” should be shown for vulnerable Kentuckians as for businesses.
Beshear is feuding with the Republican-dominated legislature over measures overhauling the state’s social-safety net.
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