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Tea party activist files suit over incentives

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Tea party activist David Adams has filed a lawsuit challenging the long-standing practice of providing incentives to companies that locate or expand in Kentucky.

Adams claims in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court that providing such incentives is unconstitutional. He is asking that the practice be stopped.

Kentucky has a long history of luring companies in with a variety of incentives that have been credited with helping the state land a variety of manufacturing plants.

Adams has filed a couple of other lawsuits in recent weeks challenging other state government initiatives, including the creation of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. That agency, ordered set up by Gov. Steve Beshear, is intended to help the uninsured find medical coverage.

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