Bevin says he’s agreed to changes to his pension proposal

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin says he’s agreed to changes to his pension-relief plan in an effort to win support from lawmakers whose votes would be needed to pass it in a special legislative session.

Kentucky’s Republican governor told reporters Monday that the changes were meant to accommodate requests from some lawmakers. Bevin says his proposal has been amended “on a number of fronts,” but he didn’t provide specifics.

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The governor has worked for weeks trying to line up support for his proposal, which he wants to take up in a special session. It would replace a pension measure vetoed by Bevin in April after lawmakers ended this year’s regular legislative session.

Unless action is taken, regional universities and many quasi-governmental agencies face ballooning pension costs starting July 1