Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin unveils plan for Kentucky

Posted by on February 23, 2015
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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin speaking at a press conference in Shelbyville, KY on Monday, February, 23, 2015.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin speaking at a press conference in Shelbyville, KY on Monday, February, 23, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With the unveiling of their seven point “Blueprint for a Better Kentucky“, Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, and running mate Jenean Hampton formally kicked off their campaign for Frankfort’s top offices.

Speaking in Shelbyville, Florence, and Bowling Green today, Bevin aims to personally share the Blueprint across the commonwealth.

In the plan introduction, Bevin and Hampton, both from humble backgrounds jointly state:

We believe in the American Dream because we have both been blessed to live the American Dream. A dream built on a foundation of Christian principles, love of liberty, self-reliance and a strong work ethic. We want a Kentucky where our young people stay to raise their families because jobs are plentiful and quality of life is high. We want to ensure that the very same opportunity exists for the generations of Kentuckians yet to come.

Bevin describes the plan as a non-partisan pursuit of molding Kentucky to grow the economy, attract jobs, and reap the social and economic benefits of a renewed focus on making the state competitive.

The plan’s slogan states simply, “It’s all about the jobs.”

Here in Kentucky, we have an abundance of geographic, topographic, demographic and seasonal advantages that no other state can offer. Jenean and I are living proof of the powerful attraction of our beautiful state. It is time that we pick ourselves up, cast aside the economic chains that we have entangled ourselves with and become a magnet for businesses and families across this nation. It is time for Kentucky to shine like a beacon from sea to shining sea.

The Blueprint for a Better Kentucky, focuses on 7 key pillars for the state.  It calls for enacting “Right To Work” legislation, a modernization and simplification of the state tax code, an outside audit and private 401k approach to pension reform, education reform with a focus on parental empowerment, a repeal of Medicaid expansion, and challenging federal overreach into state matters.

In addition to releasing their plan, the Bevin-Hampton campaign challenged all candidates on either side of the aisle in the Governor’s race to release their plans to address the serious problems facing Kentucky.

The plan can be viewed here in its entirety.

You can follow Matt Bevin at the following:

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Aaron Gillum is a journalist for ANM News and a 20 year tenured IT Professional, car enthusiast, amateur musician, skilled marksman, police volunteer and holds the titles of Kentucky Colonel, and Duke of Hazard, Kentucky.