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Governor's son represents company seeking tax breaks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The son of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is
representing a company that is seeking $20 million in tax breaks
from the state.

An ethics watchdog group says the arrangement has the potential
for conflicts of interest, but the governor's office disagreed.

Richard Beliles, who is chairman of Common Cause of Kentucky,
says "it does not look good" for Andrew Beshear to represent
UFLEX Ltd. of India, which has gotten preliminary approval for the
tax breaks as long as it meets goals for jobs and investment.

Andrew Beshear handles economic development clients for the law firm of Stites & Harbison.

The governor's spokesman, Terry Sebastian, said the governor has no direct control over which companies are awarded tax breaks and the administration does not recommend that companies hire Andrew Beshear.


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