Kentucky pension system

J. Tyler Franklin

With commanding majorities in the Kentucky legislature, Republican lawmakers will try to find ways to fix the state’s ailing pension systems during the upcoming General Assembly.

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Kentucky’s top law enforcement officer is calling on the new Republican state legislature to fight the emerging threat of synthetic drug abuse instead of rescuing a failing public pension system. 

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An organization of current and retired Kentucky public school teachers has filed a class action lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin and legislative leaders for underfunding the teacher pension system, which lost $1.2 billion last year.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has hired a private consulting company to audit Kentucky’s struggling public pension systems, which have more than $35 billion in unfunded liabilities.

In an announcement Monday, Bevin says Philadelphia-based PFM Group will lead a review of Kentucky’s Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and Judicial Form Retirement System.  

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A new study shows that Kentucky has the worst-funded pension system in the nation, compounded by the fact that of all the states, the commonwealth is doing the worst at paying off its pension debt.

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The absence of the former board chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems at official meetings is “not acceptable,” according to a judge who temporarily blocked the governor from removing the official.

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called for an impromptu meeting of the state House of Representatives Tuesday to discuss the state’s troubled pensions systems.

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A bill that would have enacted transparency measures for Kentucky’s ailing pension systems failed to pass this legislative session, despite a last-minute push.

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A new version of the state budget, penned by Kentucky House Democrats, reverses some of Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to state spending.

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Discussions about Kentucky tax reform have circulated around the state capitol for decades but no comprehensive tax measure has passed.

Two state lawmakers say major pension shortfalls could help move the issue along. 

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