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Understanding the 'New' Pension Bill and How it Would Affect Teachers

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS
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A new bill proposing to reform the state's pension systems was unveiled last month in the Kentucky Senate. The bill differs from the one Governor Matt Bevin proposed last year. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with representatives of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association to understand some of the differences, how they affect current and retired teachers, why pension liabilities keep increasing in higher education and how the new bill could affect local economies.

Guests:

  • Larry Guin, retired Murray State finance professor
  • Ken Wolf, retired Murray State history professor and legislative chair of the Retired Teachers Association
  • Marshall Ward, retired Calloway County High School political science/history high school teacher

More about the proposed bill.

Read the bill.

Hear a similar conversation recorded last fall. This conversation pertains to the original bill, but there is discussion here about alternative suggestions and addressing tax reform. 

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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