FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin was not alone Wednesday when he released the plan to change Kentucky's pension laws. He was joined by House Speaker Jeff Hoover and Senate Present Robert Stivers. The public endorsements by the two Republican legislative leaders was a strong sign that once the plan becomes a bill and is considered by the House and Senate, it will pass. In fact Bevin predicted later Wednesday that the bill will pass the Republican-controlled House and Senate "with flying colors."
FRANKFORT, Ky. — One small group of Kentucky retirees would see their pensions slashed in the Republican plan to reform Kentucky’s retirement systems — state legislators. Although the plan is called “Keeping the Promise” because Gov. Matt Bevin says it will honor past legal commitments to retirees, part of it would reset pensions of retired lawmakers so that they would no longer be able to apply higher salaries they made in other public jobs to their legislative pensions. “I’m for it.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The plan for pension reform announced by Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican leaders of the General Assembly triggered some immediate concerns and even more questions. Here's a look at five aspects of the debate that are drawing a lot of those concerns and questions. Bevin and plan critics disagree over whether moving from traditional pension plans to 401(k)-like plans is a big cut in benefits. Beyond that core debate, there are several benefit cuts in the plan.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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