Kentucky pension system

Stu Johnson, WEKU

 

Kentucky's Republican governor has signed a bill into law that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems over the loud objections of the state's teachers.

Ryland Barton

 

Kentucky teachers plan another round of protests at the state Capitol as lawmakers meet to address a state budget.

Ryland Barton

Teachers from around Kentucky descended on Frankfort Friday morning to protest a surprise pension bill that was rushed through the state legislature the day before.

Andy Beshear, official photo

Democratic Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear called the latest Republican-led effort to overhaul the pension system through an amended wastewater bill “government at its worst.”

Ryland Barton

After weeks of saying that a proposal to fix retirement benefits for state workers was likely dead, on Thursday Republican leaders of the Kentucky legislature quickly passed a bill overhauling the state’s pension systems. The legislation, which does little to address the state’s pension debt, was attached to an unrelated bill dealing with governance of sewage districts.

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

  After teachers and other public workers descended on the state Capitol Friday to protest a bill overhauling Kentucky’s pension systems, the state Senate decided to not take a vote on the measure.

Ryland Barton

With hundreds of chanting teachers packing Kentucky's Capitol, a vote on a bill that would cut retirement benefits for one of the nation's worst-funded public pension plans seems uncertain.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

A bill cutting benefits for retired public school teachers has cleared a key hurdle in the Kentucky legislature despite protests from educators chanting "vote them out!"

WFPL

Kentucky's attorney general says a public pension overhaul proposed by Republican lawmakers would not withstand court challenges likely to follow if the measure becomes law.

LRC Public Information

Republican leaders in the Kentucky state Senate say they hope to vote on a sweeping overhaul of public teacher pensions by the end of next week.

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