Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session To Deal With Pensions

(Frankfort, KY) - Kentucky's legislature is meeting in a special session to deal with the state's struggling pension system.  

Governor Matt Bevin made the surprise announcement Monday afternoon, giving lawmakers short notice that the session would convene at 8 o'clock Monday night.  

The move came just days after the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down the legislature's controversial pension overhaul bill passed in the last days of the 2018 regular session.

 

Teachers, Public Workers Scramble To Capitol To Protest Special Session
(Frankfort, KY) - Teachers, public workers, and their supporters are protesting a hastily called special session of the legislature.  

Governor Matt Bevin called the session Monday and the group had only four hours notice to get to Frankfort to register their opposition to a proposed pension bill.  

The proposal would put teachers and public workers hired after January 1st on a less generous retirement plan than the traditional pension.

Keep it on NewsRadio 840 WHAS for continuing coverage of the special legislative session.

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