Kentucky Republicans are looking to get even with California after its former attorney general banned taxpayer-funded travel to their state due to a law Californian leaders viewed as discriminatory against gay people.
“We don’t want California trying to replace our values with theirs,” said Republican state Sen. Stephen Meredith of Leitchfield.
The new effort would prevent a pair of California companies from operating in the Bluegrass State, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Meredith, also chairman of the Kentucky Legislature’s Government Contract Review Committee, said his committee will lead a review of two contracts totaling half a million dollars that California would earn through services rendered to the University of Louisville — if they are approved by the committee.
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