Kentucky’s health departments are facing tough choices after the passage of Governor Matt Bevin’s pension bill last week Lisa Gillespie has more.
Health departments currently pay the equivalent of 49 percent of the salaries of employees to the pension system. But that was set to skyrocket to 84 percent of the salaries this month.
Now, that big increase has been pushed off for another year.
Allison Adams is the president of the Kentucky Public Health Association and Director at the Buffalo Trace District Health Department.
She says she’s relieved health departments have another year to figure out what’s financially feasible.