GoFundMe page set up to help pay Gov. Bevin's delinquent tax bill
After news broke that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has yet to pay his 2016 property tax bill, one person decided to set up a GoFundMe page to "pay his tax bill for him because he's too busy to be bothered."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After WDRB reported that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has not yet paid taxes on his Louisville home for 2016, someone decided it would be a good idea to set up a GoFundMe page to help.
The $9,157.05 bill was due on Dec. 31 and remained unpaid as of Wednesday. Now, with late fees and penalties, the Bevins owe $11,080.03. The GoFundMe page was set up by Shannon Ragland a few hours after the news broke:
Gov. Bevin has talked about poor people having skin in the game. They should pay something. Even if it's a little. It will help them feel less poor.
The Governor is in a jam. He hasn't paid his property taxes and they now total S11,080.03.
If we come together . . .we can pay his tax bill for him because he's too busy to be bothered.
This would mean a lot to all Kentuckians. Thank you.
The page had raised $65 of its $11,100 goal as of Thursday morning.
One woman who contributed said she was compelled to donate because "I heard he lost everything in the Bowling Green Massacre."
Another woman commented: "I'm sending you some bootstraps. Feel free to use them to pull yourself up."
Another person donated $5 under the name of Andy Beshear.
Sheriff’s records show the Bevins paid their property taxes on time from 2012-2015.
Older records were not immediately available, but a local government database appears to indicate that the Bevins had not failed to pay the bill on their home until 2016.
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