Commonwealth Policy Center

Gov. Andy Beshear raised more than $65 million in disaster relief funds for eastern and western Kentucky. It was a good gesture to help Kentuckians in crisis, but there were no safeguards to make sure the money was spent correctly. After thousands of dollars were sent to people unaffected by the disasters, the legislature called for an audit. Current Auditor Mike Harmon announced an audit back in July. Now, State Treasurer Allison Ball, who is currently running for Auditor, also asked for an audit, but Gov. Beshear is refusing. There’s a reason we have checks and balances in our government. And when one branch refuses to be transparent with another branch of government, it’s a red flag.