Kentucky pension system

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Republican State Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville said he is undecided on how he will vote on Governor Matt Bevin’s pension reform bill and says some aspects should be revisited - like the 100-hour cap on retirees that return to public service. 

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As Kentucky lawmakers consider moving most future and thousands of current workers into 401(k)-style retirement plans, the commonwealth can look to a few other states that have had to address pension issues in the wake of the recession.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is traveling the state to promote a bill that would make significant changes to one of the country's worst funded public pension systems.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has released a much-anticipated draft of a bill that would make massive changes to the state’s pension systems, which are facing critical financial problems. 

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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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