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Kentucky's AG lashes out against bill that would shift power to governor's office

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill being considered Wednesday would shift some of the power from Kentucky's attorney general to the governor.

It would allow the governor to make determinations about whether and how the state is involved in lawsuits over civil matters.

The legislation would not affect criminal cases the attorney general handles.

Attorney General Andy Beshear stopped in Louisville Wednesday morning and said giving more power to the governor is dangerous.

"If I wasn't here with the power to file suit and check his authority, he could walk all over the citizens of Kentucky," Beshear said.

Beshear has already filed several lawsuits challenging Governor Matt Bevin's executive actions.

Beshear says his back-and-forth with the governor is not personal -- he says it's the responsibility of his job.

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