KYIV (AP) A dozen members of the Kentucky Transportation Department’s Cabinet have announced they will retire in 2017.
The Cabinet is expected to take over the state’s transportation department from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, which will be dissolved.
The state is also expected to merge with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Matt Bevin said Friday the state is “looking for the right person” to replace outgoing Gov.
Andy Beshear, who left office in December to serve as the Republican nominee for president.
The transition is expected in mid-July, and Bevin has not yet announced a replacement.
Bevin, who is running for re-election next year, has been a vocal critic of transportation spending and has said he will push for the elimination of a state sales tax and raise property taxes.
The tax and sales tax increases have been controversial, and lawmakers have blocked them.