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The fate of Kentucky’s divisive pension reform bill rests in the hands of the state Supreme Court, which heard arguments Thursday on its constitutionality. The matter comes freighted with politics, as it pits two gubernatorial candidates against one another on a highly-charged issue that could play a role in upcoming elections. 

Josh James / WUKY

Arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court about the future of the state's public pension system will be broadcast live on statewide television.

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Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court about why he thinks a law changing the public pension system is unconstitutional.

Bevin Brief Filed In Appeal Of Pension Lawsuit

Aug 28, 2018
Associated Press

Attorneys for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin have filed a brief in the appeal of a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Andy Beshear to strike down changes to the state's struggling retirement systems.

Bevin Defends Pension Law In Hard-Hitting Speech

Aug 16, 2018
Associated Press

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin warned Wednesday that Kentucky's counties will be "screwed" financially if the state's Supreme Court invalidates a new pension law, saying that unchecked increases in pension obligations will "hammer the blazes out of your budgets."

Josh James / WUKY

As Republicans in Congress prepare for a possible backlash this fall against President Donald Trump, their counterparts in the Kentucky legislature are grappling with a similar threat from the state's teachers and public workers.

Josh James / WUKY

Pension reforms approved by the 2018 General Assembly have been ruled unconstitutional.

Judge Hears Arguments In Kentucky Pension Case

Jun 7, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

A Kentucky judge is questioning how the state legislature passed a pension overhaul bill that prompted thousands of teachers to protest.

Kentucky Pension Battle Heads To Court

Jun 7, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's governor and attorney general are preparing to battle in court over the legality of a new pension law.

Associated Press

Kentucky’s top attorney says recent moves by Governor Matt Bevin’s legal team suggest the Republican is “judge shopping” in the case against the General Assembly's 2018 pension reforms.

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