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After Gov. Matt Bevin’s special legislative session on pensions abruptly ended on Tuesday, Louisville’s chamber of commerce says it hopes the incoming legislature quickly makes changes to the pension system when lawmakers return to Frankfort in January.

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A little less than 24 hours after Gov. Matt Bevin summoned lawmakers to Frankfort to make changes to the state’s pension systems, the legislature voted to end the special session.

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The first day of the 2018 special legislative session found educators and others using the melody of a traditional Christmas song to send a message regarding the quick call to Frankfort.

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican state lawmakers lashed out at the Kentucky Supreme Court after it struck down the controversial pension bill that passed into law earlier this year.

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A nonprofit advocacy group representing retired teachers in Kentucky wants lawmakers to fully-fund a retiree health care plan in the next state budget. Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Executive Director Tim Abrams spoke to a local chapter in Murray on Monday.

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After Kentucky lawmakers made changes to pension benefits for state workers earlier this year, some candidates are hoping to ride a wave of anger from teachers and other public workers into the statehouse.

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United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts fired up a crowd of thousands of union workers in Columbus, Ohio, with a simple chant: “Fix it!”

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Gov. Matt Bevin says the judge who struck down Kentucky’s pension law is "not a very competent attorney," predicting that the ruling will be overturned because the legislation "doesn’t do much."

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Thousands of teachers have packed into the State Capitol building in Frankfort to protest the Republican-led legislature’s passage of a bill overhauling the state’s pension systems last week and other policies.

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Local officials and advocates say that rising pension contributions will cripple city, county and school district budgets if the General Assembly doesn’t pass a bill providing some relief this year.