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Vote expected in Congress to protect coal miners’ pensions

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.
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Bill addresses pensions, health care for miners, retirees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators.

Bevin focusing on Pension reform and anti-abortion

Bevin said hopes to be able to continue his work as Governor of Kentucky. 

Retirees living longer expected to add to pension costs

Figures showing retirees will live longer means more benefit checks will be issued by state pension plans.

Sine Die: Kentucky General Assembly wraps up

State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.
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Pensions fuel Kentucky’s $54 billion debt

Pensions fuel Kentucky's $54 billion debt

House speaker dismisses chances for quick pension agreement

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.
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Grimes calls for constitutional amendment regarding public employee pensions

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.
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“This is not a tantrum”: teachers fire back at Governor

Teachers out protesting the pension bill Thursday are fighting back against the Governor for calling them "selfish" and "uninformed".

Bill cutting teacher benefits advances in Kentucky

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!"

GOP leaders say pensions, budget to overshadow session

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.

September retirements up 34 percent in Kentucky

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.
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Hoover says retiree pay cuts ‘highly unlikely’

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.
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Kentucky needs $700 million more per year for pension debt

Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.
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Democrats meet to discuss pensions, health care

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 GOP says budget tweak would spur millions for pensions

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.

Lawmakers make little progress in legislature’s final days

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.

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