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Kentucky Lawmakers Criticize Benefind Contract


The launch of a state public benefit system has drawn criticism from a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers.

The Courier-Journal reports that one lawmaker, Republican Sen. Danny Carroll of Paducah, is suggesting a state attorney general's review of the contract with the consulting company that built the $100 million system known as benefind.

Carroll said at a hearing Thursday that it appears the state's most vulnerable citizens are the ones paying for the system's shortcomings.

The legislative hearing focused on the system that caused massive disruptions in public benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps earlier this year.

A spokesman for Attorney General Andy Beshear said Thursday that the office had not received any official communications about reviewing the benefind contract, but says the office strives to be responsive to lawmakers.

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