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Kentucky House Republicans have unveiled their plan to bring stability to the state’s pension systems. However, the chamber’s Democratic leader is not impressed with the proposal.

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Kentucky's state pension systems are slated to have to pay out more than $17 billion that the state doesn't have.

That's according to William Thielen, who is director of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Thielen testified before lawmakers in Frankfort Monday.