kentucky pensions

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A Republican state senator in Kentucky's legislature sponsored a bill this year she thought everyone would like: Make pharmacists tell patients how important it is to destroy unused prescription opioids.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Under a new Republican proposal to overhaul Kentucky’s pension systems, most state workers hired since 2014 would no longer get a guaranteed return on their retirement investments in the event of a poorly-performing stock market.

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A long-awaited overhaul of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems was introduced Tuesday in the Kentucky Senate, setting the stage for debate on one of the defining issues of this year's legislative session.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association is calling on lawmakers to drop the proposed suspension of cost-of-living adjustments, keep defined benefit plans, fully-fund the system and not alter the TRS board. Executive Director Tim Abrams and former Executive Director Bob Wagoner addressed the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association in Murray on Monday. 

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Kentucky's public pension debt has jumped by more than $5 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. 

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Board has voted unanimously against Governor Matt Bevin's proposed pension plan. 

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Paducah area teachers groups are hosting a town hall with local lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the proposed pension reform.

Taylor Inman

There are no confirmed “yes” votes yet from state representatives in west Kentucky for Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.

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The leader of the Democratic minority in Kentucky’s House of Representatives is not convinced a special legislative session is the best way to go in working to solve public pension problems.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Teachers, retired educators, classified school workers, and administrators rallied in last week against proposed pension reforms. 

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