Rep. Brad Montel

Photo by Bud Craft, courtesy Ky Legislative Research Commission.

The state pension system would not transition to a hybrid 401K-style plan in an amended version of the pension reform bill.

A charter school bill has been filed in the Kentucky House and supporters hope the less aggressive approach will help get it passed this year.

Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville , crafted the law with help from the Kentucky Charter School Project. It’s a coalition including several organizations that have argued for charter schools the past couple years.