Attorney General Andy Beshear has stated in the past that his office would sue to stop the implementation of HB 151, the pension bill, if it was signed into law by the governor. After Governor Bevin signed it on Tuesday, Beshear said he would do just that.
First via a tweet from his official account, and later while speaking to teachers in Letcher County, Beshear indicated the lawsuit could be filed as early as today (Wednesday).
“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
In a later tweet sent by reporter Benny Becker, Beshear went further:
KY Attorney General Andy Beshear today told teachers in Letcher County today that once Bevin signed he would file a lawsuit and seek an injunction to block the law from being implemented while the legal challenge is in progress. He also said he wouldn't oppose a teachers strike. https://t.co/rukZHPFqnP
— Benny Becker (@BHEBecker) April 11, 2018
We will update this story as it develops today and over the coming weeks.