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Matt Bevin calls for unity while pushing divisive agenda

Matt Bevin calls for unity while pushing divisive agenda

Bill Stephens

December 9th, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — New Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called for unity while promoting an ambitious agenda that’s sure to prompt fierce debate in his first year in office.

Bevin was sworn in as Kentucky’s 62nd governor Tuesday. Bevin called on Kentuckians to focus on the state’s motto of “united we stand, divided we fall.”

In his inaugural address, Bevin called for repealing the health care reforms put in place by former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, spending public money on private education and making sweeping changes to the state’s public pension systems.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he has urged his colleagues to work with Bevin, but added that he was skeptical of Bevin’s policy goals.

 

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