Gov. Bevin Asks Lawmakers for $15M for Unspecified Project

Originally published on March 30, 2017 8:07 pm

Gov. Matt Bevin is asking lawmakers for permission to spend up to $15 million for a mystery project somewhere in eastern Kentucky. 

A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday night that would give the governor permission to issue up to $15 million in bonds for the project.

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gill called it a "competitive situation" and said he could not reveal details. He said it would have a "significant economic upside for the state."

Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel said the project would be in eastern Kentucky. He said the bill is written in a way that the governor would either use the money for this project, or nothing.

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