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Kentucky lawmakers pass tornado-relief legislation

General Assembly CHAIR
Karyn Czar
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Some legislators spoke of their harrowing experiences when the storms struck. Several Kentucky communities were devastated and 77 people died in the state. The relief measure was put on a fast track by legislative leaders. It includes $200 million requested by Gov. Andy Beshear.

The legislation cleared the House and Senate on Wednesday. Lawmakers agreed to pump in an initial $15 million for temporary housing and $30 million
for schools.

More rounds of aid will be allocated later.