KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear is wanting to give bonuses to essential workers who have remained on the job during the pandemic.
Beshear said it’s a way of thanking health care workers, police, firefighters, ems, grocery store works and other who put themselves at risk on the job. The governor wants to use $400 million of American rescue funds for the bonuses.
State lawmakers would make the final decision. Governor Beshear says he’s forming a group to determine which essential workers would get the money and how much they would get.