Retirement http://wkms.org en KCTCS President Announces 2015 Retirement http://wkms.org/post/kctcs-president-announces-2015-retirement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Michael B. McCall, the founding president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, announced his retirement Friday from the system he created and led for 16 years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:39:57 +0000 Rob Canning 36612 at http://wkms.org KCTCS President Announces 2015 Retirement Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising http://wkms.org/post/unfunded-liabilities-teacher-pensions-rising <p></p><p>A new report says teacher pensions across the country have an unfunded liability of nearly $325 billion. The National Council on Teacher Quality issued its findings today. Council Vice President Sandi Jacobs says one problem is retirement eligibility. In Kentucky, teachers can retire with full lifetime benefits after 27 years of service, regardless of age. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:30:09 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 25644 at http://wkms.org Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising Gov. Beshear Advocates for "Hybrid Approach" to Pension Reform http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-advocates-hybrid-approach-pension-reform <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform.<br><br> Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.</font><br><br> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20927 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear Advocates for "Hybrid Approach" to Pension Reform Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County. http://wkms.org/post/acting-younger-living-longer-and-living-better-calloway-county <p>Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:26:19 +0000 Todd Hatton 18451 at http://wkms.org morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-its-more-comfortable-you-label-me-insane-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That&#39;s in part because many hospitals have decided<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/31/154004864/as-psychiatric-wards-close-patients-languish-in-emergency-rooms"> it&#39;s not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open</a>.</p><p><strong>Prairie State Politics:</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:48:21 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18182 at http://wkms.org morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs http://wkms.org/post/madigan-drops-effort-shift-pension-costs <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he&#39;s dropping his proposal to make state schools and colleges pay employee retirement costs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:31:13 +0000 Todd Hatton 18179 at http://wkms.org Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs 5/4 Front Page A.M. http://wkms.org/post/54-front-page-am <p>Murray&rsquo;s Ken Winters is a lifelong educator and spent the last 8 years as a State Senator. He&rsquo;s retiring. We speak with Senator Winters, and look at&nbsp; horse racing technology ahead of this weekend&rsquo;s Kentucky Derby on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 13:33:18 +0000 Chad Lampe 17852 at http://wkms.org 5/4 Front Page A.M. Placement Agents Under State Ethics Laws http://wkms.org/post/placement-agents-under-state-ethics-laws <p>Lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would make placement agents involved in financial investments for Kentucky&#39;s pension program subject to the state&#39;s ethics laws.&nbsp; The legislation is an offshoot of a state audit that raised questions about the use of placement agents who advise the state about how to invest retirement funds for teachers and government workers.&nbsp; The House voted 94-0 Thursday for final passage.&nbsp; Democratic Rep. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:01:48 +0000 Todd Hatton 17456 at http://wkms.org