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Yarmuth Hopes Legislature Fairly Distributes Stimulus Dollars

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth says he hopes the General Assembly fairly distributes money made available by the federal stimulus package.

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s concerned about how the Kentucky legislature will distribute federal stimulus dollars.

The General Assembly will be responsible for doling out some of the billions of dollars estimated to benefit Kentucky from the recently passed stimulus package. Yarmuth says he hopes legislators are fair.

“When the General Assembly starts dealing with money, historically Louisville has not come out on the best side of the ledger,” he says. “So I’m concerned about it but I think Governor Beshear understands the priorities.”

Including tax cuts, Yarmuth estimates the stimulus will bring 7 billion dollars to Kentucky.