Bevin finds no failures in first year as governor

Gov. Matt Bevin (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)
Gov. Matt Bevin (Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Dec. 9, 2016 at 2:10 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One year after being sworn in as Kentucky's 62nd governor, Matt Bevin met with members of the media Friday to discuss his thoughts on how the last year went.

"I've come to appreciate that political years are not unlike dog years in that they feel like seven. They feel longer than they've been," Bevin said. "I'm not sure if it's the perfect analogy but it's been quite a journey in some measure."
Bevin touted his team's accomplishments, including the passage of a public-private partnership (P3) bill.

"P3 legislation will afford us the ability, not only with significant infrastructure projects, but also for projects that weren't also traditionally thought of. Things like improving our state parks," Bevin said.

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He discussed the state's economy under his governorship.
"Germany is that to continental Europe, so, too, should - I believe - Kentucky will be for the United States."
When addressing healthcare in Kentucky, he expressed high hopes for the state's healthcare potential under a new president.

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"I believe this waiver we have applied for will be approved, and I think it will afford us the ability - block grants increasingly given back to the states and responsibility of the healthcare of the citizens being given to individual states themselves," Bevin said.
He said is confident this year has been one without failure.

"I can't think of a specific incident (where we came up short). If you can think of an incident, let me know," Bevin told reporters.

When asked if he was interested in a position in the Trump administration, Bevin said he would rather run for re-election as governor.
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