FRANKFORT, Ky. - Relief appears to be on the way for cities, counties and school districts that are facing huge increases in their pension contributions later this year. On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins filed a bill that would gradually phase-in that increase over the next five years. And in a more significant development on Wednesday, the Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said a second pension bill will be filed in that chamber that will take a similar approach.
This story will be updated. FRANKFORT, Ky. — Although it pulls far back from sweeping structural changes proposed last fall, a revised pension reform bill will save taxpayers about $4.8 billion over the next 30 years and put Kentucky on course to resolving its massive pension crisis. That was the message of key majority Republicans on Wednesday, less than a day after the long-awaited pension reform bill was filed in the Senate.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The new pension reform bill proposes a funding method that would cripple the budgets of state government, schools and local governments, according to an economic policy analyst. Senate Bill 1, which was filed late Tuesday, would require state pension plans beginning in 2020 to use what is called a "level dollar" approach to paying down $43 billion in unfunded liabilities, according to Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
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Selecting a term
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