Gubernatorial candidates pitch to coal group

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin says some Kentuckians seeking public assistance should have to meet certain conditions before receiving government help.

Bevin said Thursday his comments focused on working-aged, able-bodied men and women with no dependents. He says such people should have to meet “very specific expectations” before receiving public assistance. Bevin didn’t specify the conditions.

Bevin made the remarks during an appearance before the Kentucky Coal Association.

At a debate earlier this week, Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance.

The coal group heard from both major-party candidates for governor on Thursday.

Democrat Jack Conway pledged to promote Kentucky coal and look for tax incentives to boost production.

The coal group made the candidates’ comments available through a live stream on the Internet.

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