During an interview with WHOP News Tuesday morning, Governor Matt Bevin says the battle to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to perform work or volunteer hours is not over and he had criticism for the only Democrat who has officially announced he’s seeking the gubernatorial nomination next year.
A federal judge in Frankfort on Monday dismissed the governor’s lawsuit against 16 people who were challenging the requirement that some on Medicaid work or volunteer. Governor Bevin says the dismissal isn’t a loss, it just means it will be decided in federal court in Washington.
On pensions, Bevin claims the Kentucky Education Association was complicit in getting the teachers’ retirement system in poor shape by using dues from teachers to support political candidates who didn’t appropriate sufficient funding.
Governor Bevin still hasn’t said if he’ll run for reelection next year, but sounds like someone who will be on the ballot as he touts achievements from his first term.
He has plenty of criticism for Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps as he seeks the Democratic nomination for governor next year.
Listen to the entire interview below: