WDRB Guest Editorial
The Kentucky Chamber, representing Kentucky’s business community, has been working hard to prepare for the 2016 General Assembly that just kicked off in Frankfort. In our view, there are two top priorities that must get accomplished:
First, the state must come up with a responsible way to deal with the public pension crisis, and get the Teachers Retirement System back on track. We can’t afford to have our financial ratings downgraded again.
Second, the legislature must write a two-year budget, one that deals with pensions and funds necessary government functions like education and economic development. Writing this year’s budget might even be tougher than during the recession, because of pensions and Medicaid expansion.
Other priorities include legislation to:
These items will make 2016 a great success. Encourage your state representative and senator now to support these measures for a better Kentucky.
I’m Dave Adkisson, and that’s my Point of View.