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Kentucky governor pulls ‘concerning’ $8.5M no-bid contract

Kentucky governor pulls ‘concerning’ $8.5M no-bid contract

Bill Stephens

January 2nd, 2020

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration has canceled an $8.5 million no-bid contract with a nonprofit created and overseen by officials in former Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. WDRB-TV reports the same officials who signed the contract also controlled the company. Despite concerns, the General Assembly’s contracts review committee ultimately signed off on the plan in July. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Beshear called the contract  with the Commonwealth Center for Commercialization Inc. “very concerning.” Beshear’s economic development cabinet said in a letter last week that it is terminating the contract with C3 effective Jan. 25.

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