FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s next governor will have just two months to come up with a plan on how to spend about $10 billion in state tax revenue.
Yet the two major-party candidates vying to be the state’s chief executive will rely on dramatically different experiences to tackle that challenge.
Democrat Jack Conway has spent most of his career in public office. He started out working for former Gov. Paul Patton and for the past eight years has been Kentucky’s attorney general.
Republican Matt Bevin started an investment firm in his basement that grew from $9.3 million in assets to more than $3 billion in assets in just eight years.
Both candidates say they have the experience to shepherd Kentucky’s annual $10 billion state budget.
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