Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear cancels no-bid contract

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Kentucky Attorney General and democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear stands with his wife, Britainy as he delivers a speech at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

(AP)- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration has canceled an $8.5 million no-bid contract with a nonprofit created and overseen by officials in former Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.

WDRB-TV reports the same officials who signed the contract also controlled the company. Despite concerns, the General Assembly’s contracts review committee ultimately signed off on the plan in July. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Beshear called the contract  with the Commonwealth Center for Commercialization Inc. “very concerning.”

Beshear’s economic development cabinet said in a letter last week that it is terminating the contract with C3 effective Jan. 25.

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(This story was originally published on December 31, 2019)

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