Kentucky attorney general sues to block teacher subpoenas

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general is trying to block subpoenas issued by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts that shut down schools.

Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit Monday to try to block the subpoenas.

It’s the latest round in Beshear’s feud with the governor — which could be settled at the ballot box. Bevin, a Republican, is running for reelection this year. Beshear is running in the Democratic primary for governor next month.

Beshear on Monday followed through on his threat to take Bevin to court if his administration didn’t rescind subpoenas that the state Labor Cabinet sent to several school districts.

Bevin chief of staff Blake Brickman said on Twitter that the lawsuit shows Beshear is more concerned about politics than the law.

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