Gov. Beshear Arguing For Essential Worker Bonuses Using ARP Money


Portrait of Frontline Workers Standing in ICU

Photo: Getty Images

(Frankfort, KY) - Governor Andy Beshear is proposing that the commonwealth use $400 million in American Rescue Plan funds to give bonuses to essential workers who stayed in their positions through the pandemic. 

Beshear says the bonuses would be a "reward or hero bonus" to compensate workers for the time spent in risky situations as the pandemic has dragged on.

The governor says he plans to send his recommendation and a plan to execute it to the General Assembly in the coming days. 

He says lawmakers and the executive branch will have to work through the details of the plan together.

Copyright © 2021 TTWN Media Networks Inc. 


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content