Archive

You are viewing the "pensions" Archives

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Governor Signs Pension-Relief Measure

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a pension bill aimed at relieving regional universities and community social services agencies from crushing retirement costs. The signing ceremony on Wednesday came a couple of hours after the bill won final passage in the Senate. Bevin was joined by lawmakers and stakeholder… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Pension-Relief Measure Clears Kentucky Senate Committee

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal is one step away from final passage after winning approval from a Senate committee as a special legislative session continues. The Senate State and Local Government Committee advanced the bill on Tuesday without making any changes. That sets the stage for a vote in the… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Governor’s Pension Plan Passes State House

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal has narrowly passed the state House after a more than three-hour debate as a midsummer special legislative session continues. The 52-46 vote Monday was a pivotal test for Bevin’s plan to assist regional universities and quasi-governmental entities strapped by surging retirement costs. Those agencies include… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Bevin: Special Session on Pensions to Start Friday

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More

Kentucky on a map

Bevin, Democratic Lawmaker Exchange Barbs Over Pension Plan

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy. Rep. Jeff Donohue sent the paper copy back unopened, the envelope marked “Return to Sender.” The Louisville lawmaker says… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Speaker: Bevin Still Lacks House Votes For His Pension Bill

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky House’s speaker says the governor still lacks the votes in the Republican-led House to pass his pension-relief proposal in a potential special legislative session. Speaker David Osborne told reporters Wednesday that some House members haven’t reached a “comfort level” with the proposal offered by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The speaker… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Retired Miners Make One More Push For Pension Protection On Capitol Hill

By:
Posted on:

Retired coal miners joined lawmakers from the Ohio Valley on Capitol Hill Wednesday for another attempt to protect miners’ pensions. Pensions are at risk because of a downturn in the coal market, the lingering effects of the 2008 recession, and coal company bankruptcies which have all reduced the amounts companies paid into a shared, or multiemployer, pension… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Lawmakers Briefed on Governor’s Pension Measure

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers are being briefed on a new pension bill as Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration continues preparations for a special legislative session. Lawmakers met with members of Bevin’s team on Wednesday at the state Capitol. The measure is aimed at giving regional universities, county health departments and many other agencies relief… Read More