Gov. Bevin to Hold Facebook Q&A on Pensions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor says he will answer questions about the state’s struggling retirement system on his Facebook page .

Gov. Matt Bevin has asked state workers and teachers to submit questions on his official Facebook page about the state’s retirement system. He says he will answer them beginning at 8 p.m. Monday via Facebook Live.

Independent consultants say state officials need an extra $700 million a year to save its pension systems. Monday, those consultants are scheduled to tell lawmakers what they can do to generate that extra money.

Bevin is expected to call a special session of the state legislature later this year to address the problem.

On Facebook, Bevin wrote that “For those retired, for those working, and for those yet to come: we WILL fix our pension systems.”