Kentucky Governor Can't Prove Job-Creation Claims

When Gov. Steve Beshear campaigns on his job-creation initiatives, he says his aggressive use of tax incentives for employers has helped create 19,000 jobs and save 7,000 others across the state. But it’s a claim the Beshear administration can’t back up — because the state doesn’t keep track of job-creation numbers. And a check by The Courier-Journal found that several of the jobs Beshear takes credit for haven’t been filled.
September 30, 2011
 

When Gov. Steve Beshear campaigns on his job-creation initiatives, he says his aggressive use of tax incentives for employers has helped create 19,000 jobs and save 7,000 others across the state. But it’s a claim the Beshear administration can’t back up — because the state doesn’t keep track of job-creation numbers. And a check by The Courier-Journal found that several of the jobs Beshear takes credit for haven’t been filled.

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