Public Pension Crisis in Kentucky

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Attorney General Andy Beshear on Saturday accused Gov. Matt Bevin of jeopardizing any pension-relief measure that might emerge from a special legislative session by trying to dictate the terms of legislation considered by Kentucky lawmakers.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pension-relief proposal won approval from a legislative committee on Saturday, clearing its first hurdle of the mid-summer special session.

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For the second time in seven months, Kentucky's Republican governor called lawmakers back into a special session Friday to deal with the state's pension problems.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has formally set the agenda for a special legislative session that begins Friday. The lone issue in his formal call on Thursday is pension relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies strapped by surging retirement costs.

Bevin: Special Session On Pensions To Start Friday

Jul 15, 2019
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday.

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Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House are making a play for bipartisanship with new state pension repair proposals.

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A Kentucky judge has ordered the state to pay more than $72,000 in attorneys' fees and costs in a lawsuit over the release of an economic analysis of Gov. Matt Bevin's administration's analysis of the 2017 pension reform plan.

A prominent Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Kentucky's governor needs more legislative support than Republicans think he does in order to pass his pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session, and she says the vote-count issue could land the matter in court.

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A key aide to Kentucky's governor says enough votes have been secured to pass a pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin still lacks enough votes to push his pension-relief bill through the state House, even with the changes he made to his proposal, House leaders said Thursday.

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