Kentucky's governor and attorney general begin legal battle over pension reform
Kentucky's governor and attorney general begin legal battle over pension reform

The big question is whether Senate Bill 151 that passed the General Assembly and was signed into law by the governor is legal.

April 19th, 11:38 am
Gov. Bevin calls Beshear's pension bill claims 'outrageous'; asks court to rule on validity of Speaker Pro Tem signature
Gov. Bevin calls Beshear's pension bill claims 'outrageous'; asks court to rule on validity of Speaker Pro Tem signature

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin fired the latest legal salvo Wednesday in the battle over pension reform.

April 18th, 3:47 pm by Travis Kircher
Ky. Gov. Bevin administration tries to block AG Beshear from handling pension lawsuit
Ky. Gov. Bevin administration tries to block AG Beshear from handling pension lawsuit

Gov. Matt Bevin's office filed a motion claiming Attorney General Andy Beshear has a conflict of interest in the case. 

April 17th, 5:19 pm
Kentucky AG Beshear files lawsuit to block pension bill
Kentucky AG Beshear files lawsuit to block pension bill

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit to block the pension bill that Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law on Tuesday.

April 11th, 11:11 am
Gov. Bevin tells 840 WHAS that he signed pension reform bill
Gov. Bevin tells 840 WHAS that he signed pension reform bill

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said on 840 WHAS Radio on Tuesday that he has signed the state's pension reform bill. 

April 10th, 6:01 pm
Kentucky lawmakers urged to fix pension bill vetoed by Gov. Matt Bevin
Kentucky lawmakers urged to fix pension bill vetoed by Gov. Matt Bevin

House Bill 362 would allow communities to phase-in increased pension costs.

April 6th, 3:42 pm by Lawrence Smith
KEA teachers in Louisville for annual assembly continue to urge Gov. Bevin to veto pension bill
KEA teachers in Louisville for annual assembly continue to urge Gov. Bevin to veto pension bill

As Senate Bill 151 involving teacher pensions is waiting for a signature on Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk, hundreds of teachers are meeting in Louisville.

April 4th, 9:06 pm by Joel Schipper
Thousands of Ky. teachers voice their displeasure with pension reform bill by marching on Capitol
Thousands of Ky. teachers voice their displeasure with pension reform bill by marching on Capitol

School districts across the state closed, either for spring break or to attend Monday’s demonstration, as teachers marched on the Capitol, armed with signs and chanting slogans like, “Vote them out,” “Fund our schools,” “We will remember,” and “West Virginia,” an allusion to that state’s recent teacher strike for pay raises.

April 2nd, 11:45 am by Kevin Wheatley
IMAGES | Thousands rally in Frankfort protest pension reform bill, education cuts
IMAGES | Thousands rally in Frankfort protest pension reform bill, education cuts

Officials say Monday's rally is expected to be the largest in Frankfort since 1988. 

April 2nd, 7:29 am
Teachers, other public employees prepare to rally in Frankfort
Teachers, other public employees prepare to rally in Frankfort

Budget discussions are also expected to take place Monday, leading to at least part of the reason for the rally.

April 1st, 8:56 pm by Travis Ragsdale
Teachers across Kentucky prepare for pension protest Monday in Frankfort
Teachers across Kentucky prepare for pension protest Monday in Frankfort

Teachers are planning a statewide rally in Frankfort in response to the pension vote. 

March 30th, 10:55 pm by Kyle Mitchell
Kentucky Education Association plans statewide pension rally at the Capitol on Monday
Kentucky Education Association plans statewide pension rally at the Capitol on Monday

KEA president Stephanie Winkler says teachers called out on Friday to show how serious they are taking the pension issue. 

March 30th, 4:26 pm
Jefferson County Teachers Association will challenge legality of Ky. pension bill
Jefferson County Teachers Association will challenge legality of Ky. pension bill

 McKim criticized lawmakers for rushing an amended version of Senate Bill 151, which started as a bill on wastewater services before the House inserted pension reform language, through the legislature.

March 30th, 4:38 pm by Kevin Wheatley
Ky. Attorney General announces intentions to file lawsuit over hastily passed pension reform bill
Ky. Attorney General announces intentions to file lawsuit over hastily passed pension reform bill

Andy Beshear has announced his intentions to file a lawsuit after a last-minute pension reform bill passed through the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday night.

March 30th, 10:08 am
Pension benefits for future Kentucky teachers set for big changes under bill passed Thursday
Pension benefits for future Kentucky teachers set for big changes under bill passed Thursday

Senate Bill 151, which was amended in the House and passed by both chambers Thursday, would place newly hired teachers into hybrid cash balance retirement accounts, which share qualities with defined-benefit and defined-contribution pensions.

March 30th, 12:18 pm by Kevin Wheatley

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