Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky General Assembly ended the Covid State of Emergency, which has lasted for two years. But Gov. Andy Beshear thinks it should continue. As a result of ending the state of emergency, the federal government will send food stamp recipients about $100 less per month. Beshear said this is “cruel and will kick struggling Kentuckians while they are down.” But Senate President Robert Stivers disagrees. He said, “Continuing to operate under a false emergency for the sake of pulling down federal dollars is simply fraudulent and unethical.” The difference between Republican and Democratic politics is clear. The GOP-led legislature also increased work-search requirements for people on unemployment. Currently, there are 100,000 job vacancies across the commonwealth.