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Bevin, Beshear Lawsuit Receives Green Light for Trial

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A lawsuit pitting Kentucky's governor and attorney general against each other can proceed to trial.
 
A judge ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit against Republican governor Matt Bevin by Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear can go forward. Beshear is suing the governor over his executive orders that overhauls several state boards that oversee public education. Bevin has said his orders save money and increase efficiency, while Beshear argues that Bevin is ignoring the law to consolidate the governor's power.
 
Each side, including the Kentucky Education Association, will now brief the judge on the merits of the case. Oral arguments will be heard around the middle of September, and then the judge will enter his ruling a few weeks after that.
 
Next week, in a separate case, the two sides will go before the state Supreme Court to argue over whether Bevin has the authority to abolish and replace boards of trustees at public universities.

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