Kentucky pension system

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Investments in Kentucky's state worker pensions earned more than $1.4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year, good news for one of the country's worst-funded pension systems.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin addressed a packed room at Murray City Hall on Friday. He fielded questions from attendees that ranged from alternative fixes for the state’s ailing pension system to his opinion on President Donald Trump’s retaliatory tariffs.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

A judge has denied Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to reconsider a ruling that struck down changes to Kentucky's pension system, which were originally set to go into effect this weekend.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has denied a request by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to disqualify a judge from ruling on a lawsuit challenging the legality of a bill that overhauls the state's pension system.

KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

  A judge has denied a request to have Kentucky's attorney general disqualified from taking part in a lawsuit challenging a new law making changes to the state's pension system.

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Kentucky's Republican governor has signed a bill into law that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems over the loud objections of the state's teachers.

Ryland Barton

 

Kentucky teachers plan another round of protests at the state Capitol as lawmakers meet to address a state budget.

Ryland Barton

Teachers from around Kentucky descended on Frankfort Friday morning to protest a surprise pension bill that was rushed through the state legislature the day before.

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Democratic Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear called the latest Republican-led effort to overhaul the pension system through an amended wastewater bill “government at its worst.”

Ryland Barton

After weeks of saying that a proposal to fix retirement benefits for state workers was likely dead, on Thursday Republican leaders of the Kentucky legislature quickly passed a bill overhauling the state’s pension systems. The legislation, which does little to address the state’s pension debt, was attached to an unrelated bill dealing with governance of sewage districts.

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