Lawmakers File Bill Addressing Pension System

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A bill addressing the state's troubled teachers pension system has been filed in the Kentucky House.

Republican Rep. Scott Lewis, a former school superintendent, filed the 108 page bill just hours ahead of the deadline.

According to Lewis, the new bill only applies to the teachers retirement system and keeps new hires in a defined benefit plan.

Another bill filed last week addresses the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement System.

A controversial pension plan was passed last year, but was struck down by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

In a statement, Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler says this year's bill "appears much more promising than any previous pension bill filed in the last couple of years."


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