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Matt Bevin could propose new gas tax to fund Kentucky infrastructure if re-elected

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Matt Bevin could propose new gas tax to fund Kentucky infrastructure if re-elected

Matt Bevin could propose new gas tax to fund Kentucky infrastructure if re-elected

He added he knows raising taxes isn't a popular option — "The people who push back will push back," he told the audience — but the increase in taxes could pay dividends for all Kentuckians down the road.

COVERING DEMOCRACY 2019 ANDTHE FIGHT FOR YOUR VOTE!ELECTION NIGHT IS TWO WEEKS AWAYAWAY.ONE OF THE BIG RACESWE'RE WATCHING IS THE RACE FORKENTUCKY GOVERNOR.REPUBLICANGOVERNOR MATT BEVIN IS RUNNINGFOR RE-ELECTION.HE'S FACINGDEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY GENERALANDY BESHEAR.GOVERNOR BEVIN MADE A STOP TONORTHERN KENTUCKY TODAY.HESPOKE ABOUT SEVERAL ISSUESTHAT IMPACT YOU!ONE BIGTAKEAWAY:HE'S PUSHING FOR AGAS TAX INCREASE IN KENTUCKY.Whatever the number ends upbeing, it can't be nickel orany incremental stuff."stuff."THE KENTUCKY GOVERNORSAYS THAT TAX COULD BE THEANSWER TO FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS..

LIKE THE BRENTSPENCE BRIDGE..

AND OTHERHIGHWAYS IN THE TRI-STATE.9 ON YOUR SIDE'S JAKE RYLEJOINS US LIVE NOW WITH THEDETAILS.

JAKE.GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN REFERENCEDTHE BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE TWICEDURING A GROUNDBREAKINGTODAY..

BUT THE EXTENT OFPROJECTS HE'S HOPEFUL FOR..GOES WELL BEYOND THE AGINGBRIDGE.GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN'S FOOT..ON THE GAS.GAS.We're doing the right thingsfor Kentucky.

I think thatforward momentum iscontagious."TUESDAY..

AT AGROUNDBREAKING IN ERLANGER..AT ENZWEILLER BUILDINGINSTITUTE..THE COMPANYPROVIDES TRAINS PEOPLE IN THECONSTRUCTION FIELD.FIELD.The world is coming toNorthern Kentucky.

They reallyare."A FOCUS..

ON DEVELOPINGHIGHWAYS..

AND BRIDGES..BRIDGES.."This Brent Spence corridorwe were talking about earlier.It's going to get straightenedout.

It has to.

We can't keepkicking the can down the road."GOVERNOR BEVIN..

SAYS A KEYCOMPONENT TO BRINGING IN THEWORLD'S BEST COMPANIES..

COULDCOME WITH A HIGHWAY BYPASS..SOUTH OF I-71 AND I-75..I-75.."What needs to go in nextneeds to transect 71, and 75.Not north of where they cometogether.

It needs tointersect 71, 75 and the AA.Go all the way across the river.river.", "They'll grow wherever webuild it.

That's a straight upfact."THESE PROJECTS..

WILLTAKE FUNDING.

BETWEEN 10 TO 12BILLION DOLLARS..THE DEDICATEDREVENUE STREAM..

HE SAYS..COULD COME WITH A NEW GAS TAX.TAX.'

A lot of it will have tocome from it.

We're not goingto get 2, 5 or 8 cents."HESAYS HE KNOWS THE TAX ISN'T APOPULAR OPTION.."The people who will pushback will push back.

Pick anumber."BUT IT COULD PAYDIVIDENDS..

DOWN THE ROAD.ROAD.If we stand united for asingle and simple vision greatthings will happen inKentucky."GOVERNOR BEVIN ALSO MENTIONEDTHE AMAZON AIR HUB GOING IN ATCVG..

HE SAYS THAT WAS ANOTHEREXAMPLE..

OF HOW DEVELOPINGINFRASTRUCTURE COULD HELP LANDBIGGER AND BETTER THINGS INTHE REGION.IN COVINGTON..

JAKERYLE, 9 ON YOUR SIDE.




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