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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said on 840 WHAS Radio on Tuesday that he has signed the state's pension reform bill.
The bill, which offers drastically different pension benefits for Kentucky’s future teachers with some tweaks to those offered to state and local government workers, was passed by the House and Senate last month.
The 291-page bill had no actuarial analysis before the vote, and since it was filed so quickly, most lawmakers didn't even have a chance to read it before voting.
Bevin said the bill is not what it could have been but said there is nothing in it that is bad for Kentucky. The Kentucky Education Association has been leading the protests. Bevin called their leadership "absolute frauds."
"They're phonies," he said. "They're not even sincere. I respect the teachers who go into the classroom and teach the students."
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, who said last month he would sue over the process it took to pass the bill, tweeted a response to Bevin's announcement:
“We have just learned that Gov. Bevin has signed SB 151 (pensions). When the courts open tomorrow, we will take action. Stay tuned.” —Attorney General Andy Beshear— KY Attorney General (@kyoag) April 10, 2018
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