Brad Montell http://wkms.org en House Passes Two Pension Bills But Controversy Over Vote Looms http://wkms.org/post/house-passes-two-pension-bills-controversy-over-vote-looms <p></p><p>The House has narrowly passed two bills dealing with the state's underfunded pension system, but not without controversy.</p><p>The House passed an amended&nbsp; version of Senate Bill 2, which keeps the pension systems as a defined benefit and creates a new oversight panel for Kentucky's many pension plans. It passed on party lines 55-45, with Democrats favoring.</p><p>It also passed House Bill 416, which takes revenues from the<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/house-leaders-considering-instant-racing-legalization-help-pay-pensions" target="_blank">&nbsp;potential expansion and legalization of Instant Racing,</a>&nbsp;from online lottery sales and a new Keno game.</p><p>That bill passed with 52 votes, but many Republican members argued that the action was illegal, since revenue bills take a House supermajority of 60 votes to pass in odd-year session. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:50:31 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28663 at http://wkms.org House Passes Two Pension Bills But Controversy Over Vote Looms Kentucky House Passes Roads Bill http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-roads-bill <p>The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills this morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:14:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17276 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Roads Bill