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Jeff Hoover blisters GOP’s ‘asinine’ bid to limit Democrat Gov.-elect Beshear’s powers

Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover fired off a blistering email Monday saying it would be foolish for the lower chamber to adopt a measure giving the Senate confirmation powers over the governor’s transportation chief. “That is asinine for the House to even consider,” Hoover, R-Jamestown, said in a Monday email obtained by The Courier Journal. Supporters argue the bill is aimed at getting politics out of the state road budget, but the proposal is being seen by some as one of the first signs the Republican-controlled legislature is looking to strip Gov.-elect Andy Beshear of certain executive powers.

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