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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Republican lawmakers have run up against strong opposition to their proposals to put the state’s financially troubled pension systems on more solid footing. 

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Kentucky's governor is taking on critics of his plan to overhaul the state pension system.

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  The Kentucky Senate's top leader says "systemic" problems in the teachers' retirement system are a main factor for the pension system's funding woes.

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The superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools says the pension proposal unveiled by Kentucky’s Republican leaders is second-rate compared to the current retirement system. 

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McCracken County Sheriff candidate Matt Carter anticipates potential challenges facing the elected position.

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  The heads of Kentucky’s ailing pension systems are requesting that the state pay about $1.3 billion more into the funds over the next two years, further straining the state’s cash-strapped budget.

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Kentucky's House speaker said it is highly unlikely lawmakers would approve a pay cut for retirees as part of a proposal to rescue the state's troubled public pension plan.

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An independent consulting group says Kentucky lawmakers should take away some cost-of-living raises awarded to state retirees over the past 20 years as part of a strategy to keep the retirement systems solvent.

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Kentucky's Republican governor says he will answer questions about the state's struggling retirement system on his Facebook page