Bevin shows emails in attempt to discredit lawmaker’s story

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Emails from state transportation officials appear to show Democratic state Rep. Russ Meyer knew about problems with a road project in his district long before it was delayed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Bevin delayed the road project earlier this year, blaming the prior administration for rushing the project through before acquiring the land. Meyer said Bevin delayed the project to punish him for refusing to switch parties and give Republicans control of the state House of Representatives.

Friday, Bevin released several emails from state transportation officials in October that say Meyer was aware of the project and that he understood the necessity of acquiring the land before starting construction.

Meyer noted the Bevin administration still approved the contract despite the problems. The contract was signed two days after Bevin took office.


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