FRANKFORT — Those wondering what actions lawmakers may take to shore up Kentucky’s woefully underfunded public pension systems didn’t get many specifics from Monday’s Pension Oversight Board meeting.There were some pretty sizable numbers bandied about in terms of what will be needed in the next budget, but there were also tiny glimpses of hope.“We see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said David Eager, the Interim Executive Director of the Kentucky Retirement Systems which oversees the...
FRANKFORT — Even as lawmakers appropriated too little money for Kentucky’s public pensions over 20 years, they gave away — or left uncollected — billions in revenue in the form of tax breaks and exemptions.Depending on which set of actuarial assumptions one uses, Kentucky’s pension systems now face unfunded liabilities ranging from $40 to $60 billion. Lawmakers and two successive governors have enacted eight years of budget cuts to most of state government.
FRANKFORT – I’m confounded by how easily we can forget the unforgettable. As the years accumulate, events which once seemed to forever shape my destiny fade in memory almost to an afterthought.Vietnam.Nearly 50 years ago, Vietnam was never far from mind for those who lived through that era. A young man of my age thought about little else.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".