lawmakers http://wkms.org en Kentucky Lawmakers Treated to Lavish Parties http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-treated-lavish-parties <p></p><p>Lobbyists have treated Frankfort lawmakers to lavish parties spending more than $77,000 in just January and February.</p><p>Financial reports filed with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission show the most expensive of those get-togethers was at the Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery and cost nearly $15,000. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:37:35 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30265 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Treated to Lavish Parties Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-and-army-corps-engineers-discussing-missouri-river-cutoff <p></p><p>Lawmakers from several Mississippi River states are meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers today to address the waterway's critically low levels between St. Louis and Cairo . Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:37:35 +0000 John Walker 25089 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff Retirement Official Says Pensions Systems Haven't Used Controversial Placement Agents Recently http://wkms.org/post/retirement-official-says-pensions-systems-havent-used-controversial-placement-agents-recently <p>After being heavily criticized for their use, Kentucky’s major pension program says it hasn't used a placement agent for three years.<br><br> Placement agents are investing middle men that direct pension funds to investment opportunities. Kentucky has not had a good track record with placement agents, who have been accused of mismanaging millions for the pension funds according to a 2011 audit. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:18:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22059 at http://wkms.org Retirement Official Says Pensions Systems Haven't Used Controversial Placement Agents Recently Lawmaker Seeks to End Legislators' Pensions http://wkms.org/post/lawmaker-seeks-end-legislators-pensions <p><font size="2">A Kentucky Republican lawmaker is attempting to end the pension program for legislators.<br><br> State Representative David Floyd says Kentucky’s part-time lawmakers shouldn't get pensions. But currently they do, and some lawmakers are able to fatten their pensions by taking higher-paying jobs elsewhere in government, then collecting a pension for the higher salary after they retire.<br> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:40:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 21744 at http://wkms.org