Special Legislative Session on Pension Rolls into Second Day

For the second time in seven months, Kentucky’s Republican governor called lawmakers back into a special session Friday to deal with the state’s pension problems.

The GOP-dominated legislature convened to consider Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief plan for regional universities and quasi-governmental entities, which include public health departments, community mental health centers and domestic violence shelters.

The schools and agencies were hit by sharply higher retirement costs starting this month.

A Republican-sponsored bill reflecting Bevin’s plan was introduced in the House, as were two alternatives offered by Democratic lawmakers. All three bills were assigned to a committee scheduled to meet Saturday.

Source: MG News

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