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Republican State Senator Stan Humphries of west Kentucky said he is open to Governor Matt Bevin’s pension reform bill, but has not yet decided how he will vote on the proposed measure.

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Teachers, retired educators, classified school workers, and administrators rallied in last week against proposed pension reforms. 

Taylor Inman, WKMS

WKMS News has added the following to this story for clarification: In addressing his position on the bill- prior to its release Friday night- Imes said “I think if the Governor had his wishes, if the bill was ready, we’d go into session on Monday. We have to go up there if he calls us, by virtue of the Constitution, but once we get up there on day one- if I don’t feel like I’ve had time to study that bill and be halfway prepared to vote on that bill and come back here and tell you why I voted the way I did, then I’d make a motion to adjourn the session and come back home.” In an email to WKMS, Imes further clarified “I wouldn’t vote for the bill if I didn’t have sufficient time and opportunity to read it in advance. Inasmuch as at that time (when I was speaking to the group) I had not yet seen the bill.”

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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?

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Gov. Matt Bevin says the actual legislation aimed at shoring up Kentucky's woefully underfunded public retirement systems will be unveiled soon. 

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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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Representatives of state employees, teachers and police officers aren’t happy with Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal to offer less-generous retirement plans and tinker with state worker benefits in an effort to save the state’s ailing pension systems.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is gearing up for autumn Homecoming celebrations. Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies on Sounds Good about some of the highlights, planning for proposed pension reform and budgetary pressures, a recent lecture on diversity, health services considerations and faculty accomplishments.

Governor Matt Bevin, via Facebook

Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican leaders of the state legislature have released a proposal that would make major changes to the retirement plans for teachers and other state workers.

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A Republican leader in the Kentucky Senate still believes the General Assembly is on target to hold a late October or early November special session on pension reform.