The Frankfort LINK: Gov. Andy Beshear gives his State of the Commonwealth Address

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Roughly six hours after appearing with President Joe Biden in Covington to celebrate the $1.6 billion in federal funding for the companion Brent Spence Bridge without tolls, Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the Kentucky legislature Wednesday night. 

Occurring in a gubernatorial election year, and giving his speech in front of three of his Republican challengers — Attorney General Daniel Cameron, State Auditor Mike Harmon, and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles — Beshear highlighted his economic accomplishments, which in addition to funding for the Brent Spence, includes record low unemployment and jobs. 

But, for Northern Kentucky legislators, the biggest take away was the announcement of funding for the bridge. 

Politics and Government Reporter Mark Payne talks with Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) and Rep. Stephanie Dietz (R-Edgewood) about what the bridge funding means for NKY.


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