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Kentucky's troubled pension system is hitting public university budgets as the state struggles to shore up billions in unfunded liability.

New accounting regulations now require governmental agencies, like Murray State University, to share their proportional share of pension liabilities.

Talks Between 7 Counties, Lawmakers Come Up Short

Aug 29, 2014
Photo by Bud Craft, courtesy Ky Legislative Research Commission.


An attempt at mediation between state lawmakers and a Louisville mental health nonprofit over its bankruptcy has yielded little progress. Earlier this month, member of Seven Counties Services and a handful of state lawmakers met to discuss what, if any, deal could be reached over the nonprofit’s bankruptcy filing.

Pension Reform Task Force Hopes to Make Recommendations Soon

Oct 31, 2012
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The Kentucky General Assembly’s pension task force hopes to come up with a plan in less than a month to reduce more than $30 billion in unfunded liability in the state’s retirement system. State Representative Mike Cherry co-chairs the panel which has been conducting public hearings and collecting information on the issue for months.