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Congress is expected to vote before the end of the year on legislation that would protect coal miners' pension benefits, according to Senator Mitch McConnell.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators.
Bevin said hopes to be able to continue his work as Governor of Kentucky.
Figures showing retirees will live longer means more benefit checks will be issued by state pension plans.
State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.
Pensions fuel Kentucky's $54 billion debt
Kentucky's House speaker is dismissing chances that lawmakers will find quick agreement to revamp one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for the General Assembly to make all bills regarding public employee pension plans available for public viewing at least twenty-four hours prior to a vote.
Teachers out protesting the pension bill Thursday are fighting back against the Governor for calling them "selfish" and "uninformed".
A bill cutting benefits for retired public school teachers has cleared a key hurdle in the Kentucky legislature despite protests from educators chanting "vote them out!"
Republican leaders in the Kentucky Senate say the 2018 legislative session will be overshadowed by work on the next state budget and proposed fixes to public pension systems.
Retirements from one of Kentucky's largest public pension systems jumped 37 percent in September as lawmakers are considering potentially dramatic changes to prevent insolvency.
Kentucky's Republican House speaker says it is highly unlikely lawmakers would approve a pay cut for retirees as part of a proposal to rescue the state's troubled public pension plan.
Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.
Kentucky House Democrats have held an election-year special meeting to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program.
House Republicans say a tweak in Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget plan would get the federal government to spend an extra $162.2 million on the state's multi-billion dollar public pension debt.
Kentucky lawmakers appear to be making little progress on proposals affecting teacher pensions and heroin abuse as the legislature reconvenes for the final two days of the 2015 session.