Lawmaker: Taxpayers to be repaid for 'In God We Trust' signs

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Posted: Sep 10, 2015 10:50 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky taxpayers will initially foot the bill for "In God We Trust" signs placed in legislative committee rooms at the Capitol, but a lawmaker says the money will be reimbursed.

Republican Sen. Albert Robinson of London told the Lexington Herald-leader (http://bit.ly/1FztrLN) that he will either raise the $2,811 next year or will repay the state himself.

Robinson sponsored legislation in 2014 to place the signs in all legislative committee rooms in the Capitol and Capitol Annex. The legislation did not say how the signs would be paid for, but Republican Senate President Robert Stivers said at the time that private donations would be used.

ACLU of Kentucky Director Michael Aldridge said the signs would be difficult to challenge since "In God We Trust" is the national motto.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com