Gov. Matt Bevin sits down for wide-ranging interview with KET’s Renee Shaw

For Release: 01/12/18 7:23 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin recently sat down with KET’s Renee Shaw for an in-depth interview –  in which he discusses a wide range of topics, from the recent shakeup in Kentucky House leadership to his proposed budget, pension and criminal justice reform, workplace skills, and the opioid crisis. The full interview, which aired in three parts on the Jan. 9-Jan. 11 editions of Legislative Update on KET, is available online at

During his conversation with Shaw, recorded on Jan. 9, Bevin shares his thoughts on the resignation of former House Speaker Jeff Hoover, his views on pension and tax reform, his approach to a new state budget, and his outlook on other issues expected to come before the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

Bevin tells Shaw he is confident that the General Assembly will address pension reform this session, but notes that he disagrees with those who believe pension reform and tax reform must happen simultaneously.

He also offers a preview of his proposed state budget, which he will present to a joint session of the General Assembly on Jan. 16. KET will provide live coverage of the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address at 7/6 pm on KET and

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications


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