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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