Pension Reform Legislation

Teachers Keep Up Presence at State Capitol

Mar 19, 2018
Stu Johnson

Kentucky educators, both past and present, have been busy making a visible presence at Frankfort’s State Capitol over the past couple of weeks.  That’s likely to continue during this last full week of the 2018 session.

Stu Johnson

The state Senate decided to not take a vote Friday on a controversial bill that would overhaul Kentucky’s ailing pension systems.  Teachers and other public workers descended on Frankfort to protest the legislation. 

Senate President Robert Stivers said as late as Thursday evening that there were enough votes to pass the bill, which would alter benefits for state workers, especially teachers. 

Kentucky Teachers Crowd Public Hearing Of New GOP Pension Bil

Mar 1, 2018
Stu Johnson

Hundreds of teachers and other state employees packed the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers presented their new plan to overhaul the state’s ailing pension systems.

Supporters of the measure say it would save the state $4.8 billion over the next 30 years by requiring the legislature to put more money into the pension systems and reducing benefits to current and future retirees.