No Vote on Pension Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky lawmakers have decided not to vote on a bill that would cut benefits for retired teachers.

The state Senate was scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 1 Friday, which would temporarily reduce the annual cost-of-living raises for retired teachers.    But after meeting privately for hours, Republican leaders decided not to vote on the bill and sent it back to a legislative committee for possible changes.

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers said the bill is not dead, but did not give a timeline for when the Senate might vote on it again. 

Hundreds of teachers chanted outside the Senate chamber for most of the day, erupting in cheers when they got the news.

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