FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) -- Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has released his individual tax incomes and has called on Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to do the same.
A spokesman for Beshear handed out copies of tax returns during his speech at the Fancy Farm picnic. The document shows Beshear earned $110,829 last year. He paid $16,049 in federal taxes and $5,618 in state taxes. His combined refund was more than $9,500.
Beshear said he is the first attorney general in Kentucky to publicly release his tax returns at a time when he is not seeking election. Beshear was elected in 2015 and is a potential candidate for governor in 2019.
Bevin has refused to release his tax returns. Democrats made it a major issue during the 2015 governor's race.