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Beshear Releases Tax Returns, Shows He's Still Paying Student Loans

Governor Andy Beshear released his 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, and called for other office-holders to do the same.

The governor also released his 2019 Statement of Financial Disclosure and launched a transparency webpage listing executive flight details.

“Elected officials must earn the public’s trust and demonstrate that they aren’t beholden to any special interests,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians deserve to know their leaders aren’t indebted to those whose interests are in conflict with those of the people of the commonwealth.”

Beshear's return, filed jointly with his wife, Britainy, show that his gross adjusted income totaled $151,148, which included his salary as attorney general for most of the calendar year and as governor for the last three weeks in December.

Beshear was elected governor in November of last year and was sworn in the following month.

His return also showed some stock dividends and that he is still paying off student loans.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman released her family’s 2017 and 2018 taxes when running for office and will release her 2019 tax return in the coming weeks, a news release said.

-Staff report