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Kentucky Governor’s Race

The information below was compiled by official actions, candidate websites, and a candidate questionnaire distributed by the Commonwealth Policy Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan Kentucky organization.

Andy Beshear (D)

Daniel Cameron (R)

1 Beshear vetoed the 15-week abortion ban (HB 3 – 2022) and the Born Alive Act (SB 9 – 2020) as governor.

2 Beshear ordered state police to target churchgoers on Easter Sunday during the COVID lockdown. He also sought to prevent Sunrise Children’s Services’ state contract because of their biblical views.

3 Beshear vetoed HB 563 (2021), which created a tax credit for education opportunity accounts. Beshear also vetoed HB 9 (2022), which provided funding for charter schools.

4 Beshear vetoed SB 150 (2023), which protects Kentucky school kids from controversial LGBT indoctrination in K-12 public school classrooms, makes clear that bathroom and locker room policy corresponds to biological sex, and prohibits gender medical procedures of minors. Beshear also vetoed SB 83 (2022), which kept boys off girls’ sports teams.

5 Should able-bodied adults (age 19-64) have to work, volunteer, attend school or receive job training for at least 20 hours per week? AP News, “Kentucky governor rescinds planned Medicaid work requirement,” December 26, 2019.

6 Beshear vetoed HB 8 (2022), which codified the process to reduce the state income tax. He said reducing the income tax “threatens Kentucky’s economic future.”

7 AG Cameron has defended numerous pro-life laws in court, and as a result, all abortion facilities are closed in Kentucky.

8 AG Cameron defended the religious liberty rights of Kentuckians to worship on Easter during the COVID lockdowns.

9 AG Cameron appealed a KY Supreme Court decision that stated tax-credit scholarship funds are unconstitutional in Kentucky.

10 AG Cameron supported and defended SB 150.

11 AG Cameron supports work requirements for Medicaid.

12 AG Cameron supports eliminating the income tax.

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The Boy Scouts are changing their name to Scouting America. And the organization has been on a path of changing its identity for well over a decade, starting with openly homosexual scoutmasters and then allowing girls into their ranks in 2019.

More here: https://commonwealthpolicycenter.org/boy-scouts-name-change/

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