kentucky pensions

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. 

Governor Matt Bevin, via Facebook, cropped

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin blasted the director of the school superintendents organization for wanting schools to be closed for a day so that teachers can protest against the governor's pension reform plan. 

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Governor Matt Bevin and state GOP leaders recently unveiled a proposal to overhaul the state's beleaguered pension systems. But what does it mean for teachers and other state workers? How will this plan affect people who aren't in the pension systems? Many agree something needs to be done about the state's pension crisis. So, if not this plan, then what could work as an alternative?

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Some of Kentucky's retired lawmakers living on public pensions of more than $100,000 a year would lose most of that money if a proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin becomes law. 

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