By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new GOP majority in the state Legislature has voted to tell the state’s Republican governor that if he wants to spend taxpayer money, he has to ask them first.
Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday vetoed a portion of House Bill 471, which said the state Legislature alone has the final say in who gets to spend up to $100 million of settlement money from a lawsuit against Volkswagen. On Wednesday, state lawmakers voted unanimously to override that veto, so it becomes law anyway.