Veto Series 4: HB 7, the attack on the safety net Skip to content

Veto Series 4: HB 7, the attack on the safety net

Even though this bill was improved by incorporating feedback from some advocates, it is still a bad bill that harms thousands of Kentuckians, all in the name of “reducing fraud.” As more than one person has said, why harm everyone in the system for the acts of a few?

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Even though this bill was improved by incorporating feedback from some advocates, it is still a bad bill that harms thousands of Kentuckians, all in the name of “reducing fraud.” As more than one person has said, why harm everyone in the system for the acts of a few?

I would encourage you to read the entire veto message, as it really lays out well the reasons for the veto, and the damage the bill would cause. For now, here’s a bullet list of points as to why the bill deserved to be vetoed:

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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