Politics

Kentucky’s Republican governor has abolished and replaced three more boards and commissions as a state judge is considering whether he has the authority to take such action.

Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday abolished the Kentucky Board of Claims, the Board of Tax Appeals and the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Together, eight people served on those three boards.

Bevin’s order creates a new Kentucky Claims Commission of three people. Bevin says the new commission will decide tax appeals, crime victim compensation claims and negligence claims against the state. He says it will save $350,000 a year.

Bevin has abolished and replaced at least five other boards and commissions. Three of those orders are being challenged in court. Last month, a judge temporarily blocked Bevin’s order abolishing and replacing the University of Louisville board of trustees.