Lawmaker: Taxpayers to be repaid for ‘In God We Trust’ signs

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky taxpayers will initially foot the bill for “In God We Trust” signs that have been place in legislative committee rooms at the Capitol, but a lawmaker says the money will be reimbursed.

Republican Sen. Albert Robinson of London told the Lexington Herald-leader (http://bit.ly/1FztrLN) that he will either raise the $2,811 next year or will repay the state on his own.

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Robinson sponsored legislation in 2014 to place the signs in every legislative committee room in the Capitol and Capitol Annex. The legislation did not say how the signs would be paid for, but Republican Senate President Robert Stivers said at the time that private donations would be used.

ACLU of Kentucky Director Michael Aldridge said it would be difficult to challenge the signs since “In God We Trust” is the national motto.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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