Matt Bevin on Environment
Opposes federal regulations like waterway protection
Bevin said his administration has fought federal rules on overtime, transgender bathrooms, waterway protection, and other issues. Now he said it's time for a new approach. "No longer are we pushing back," said the
governor. "We are now being sought out here in Kentucky increasingly as a state to emulate. Now we are leading the nation in regulation reform."
Source: Press release on Kentucky 2019 State of the State address
, Feb 9, 2019
I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it
Matt Bevin ended a month of debate about whether he'd addressed a rally devoted to supporting cockfighters' rights with a statement apologizing for his appearance and a straightforward claim that he's never supported fowl fights.
"I am genuinely sorry that my attendance at an event which, other than my comments, appears to have primarily involved a discussion of cockfighting, has created concern on the part of many Kentucky voters. I understand that concern,"
Bevin said. "I am not and have never been, a supporter of cockfighting or any other forms of animal cruelty."
Bevin had initially said he wasn't aware the event was a cockfighting rally, but a video uncovered by Louisville's WAVE-TV showed that
Bevin was asked directly about whether cockfighting should be legalized--it is not now legal in Kentucky. He replied: "Criminalizing behavior, if it's part of the heritage of this state, is in my opinion a bad idea. A bad idea. I will not support it."
Source: Wall Street Journal on 2014 Kentucky Senate race
, Apr 25, 2014
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