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Gov. Beshear to Co-Chair National Task Force on COVID-19 Recovery

The National Governors Association announced Wednesday that Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear would lead a bipartisan task force to guide states in their economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 2:37 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 10:58 AM

The National Governors Association (NGA) said Wednesday that three Governor-led task forces had been created to coordinate and lead efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear was chosen to co-chair one of those task forces alongside South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. 

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be asked by the NGA to work on this crucially important issue,” said Gov. Beshear. "Here in Kentucky, we have worked to protect our economy and to prime it for success in the coming post-COVID era. I’m looking forward to sharing what we’ve learned, studying lessons others have to offer and exploring new ways to keep America’s workforce and businesses thriving.”

The task force led by the two governors is the "Economic Recovery and Revitalization" task force, which will tackle COVID-19 issues surrounding infrastructure, state stabilization, energy, the environment, land management, and taxes.

Along with helping states and territories make informed decisions on pandemic recovery, the task force co-chaired by Gov. Beshear will also help the NGA focus its efforts as it advocates for governors and states at the federal level.

The NGA created two other task forces: Pandemic and Disaster Response and Community Renewal – which also are chaired by two governors from differing political parties.


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