Governor Matt Bevin says he will alter executive order by Friday, June 16

06/15/2017 10:40 AM

Governor Matt Bevin has told Attorney General Andy Beshear that he intends to alter his executive order reorganizing education boards by Friday, June 16, according to a press release from Beshear’s office.

Last week Beshear announced that he would give the Governor a week to rescind an order dissolving and reorganizing eight education boards or he would pursue legal action.

The letter from Bevin’s office to the Attorney General read in part, “[i]n light of your letter, and due to other changes the Governor believes appropriate, we are considering certain modifications in an amended executive order that we anticipate filing by this Friday.”

“My hope is that the governor has reviewed the Constitution and Kentucky law, and has realized he does not have ‘absolute authority’ over independent state boards,” Beshear said in a statement. “I will wait until Friday, but I stand ready to defend the Constitution if the governor fails to abide by it.”

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at Madeline.Janicki@charter.com.

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