teacher pensions http://wkms.org en Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session http://wkms.org/post/winners-losers-and-lost-causes-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014&nbsp; Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40024 at http://wkms.org Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session Whistleblower on Ky Pensions "I Think We're Going to Be 'The Walking Dead' for a Long Time" http://wkms.org/post/whistleblower-ky-pensions-i-think-were-going-be-walking-dead-long-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">AMC’s hit zombie-apocalypse-drama ‘The Walking Dead’ is a story about a shambling mass of the undead that brings civilization to its knees. Chris&nbsp;</span>Tobe,&nbsp;​<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a former trustee of the Kentucky Retirement Systems turned whistleblower,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says the show is an apt metaphor for what will happen if &nbsp;lawmakers don't get serious about funding pensions.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>“I think we’re going to be The Walking Dead for a long time" said&nbsp;Tobe. "We’re all&nbsp;gonna&nbsp;keep saying, ‘oh, we’re just fine,’ and we’re&nbsp;gonna&nbsp;be ‘The Walking Dead’ for a long, long time.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:13:14 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38235 at http://wkms.org Whistleblower on Ky Pensions "I Think We're Going to Be 'The Walking Dead' for a Long Time" 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