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Ryland Barton

With hundreds of chanting teachers packing Kentucky's Capitol, a vote on a bill that would cut retirement benefits for one of the nation's worst-funded public pension plans seems uncertain.


Kentucky's attorney general says a public pension overhaul proposed by Republican lawmakers would not withstand court challenges likely to follow if the measure becomes law.

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Republican leaders in the Kentucky state Senate say they hope to vote on a sweeping overhaul of public teacher pensions by the end of next week.

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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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Kentucky's House Republican leadership has replaced the chairmen of three legislative committees following sexual harassment allegations. 

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Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives have hired a law firm to look into sexual harassment allegations against multiple GOP members.

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Allegations that House Speaker Jeff Hoover and other Republican lawmakers sexually harassed a female staffer have rocked the state capitol in recent days, pitting political allies against each other and unearthing deep divisions within Kentucky’s GOP.

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Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has been arrested in Tennessee and resigned from his position. 

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Kentucky's Republican House Speaker says it is likely the state legislature will meet on Saturday to pass the first bills of the year. 

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Ending mandatory labor union membership is the top priority of the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.