Pension reform a recurring topic in Governor debates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Pension reform has been a recurring topic in the debates leading up to the governor election Tuesday.

The issue of pension reform was a major focus last year especially for teachers.

Educators across the state rallied and participated in sick-outs across the state waiting for a new bill that would not change their pension and retirement system.

The bill that would have altered teacher pensions and retirement was passed by the Senate and House last year, but was ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

A different pension bill was passed and signed into law in July of 2019. That bill focused on bringing relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies from huge increases in retirement costs.

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