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Op-Ed: Legislators must address Kentucky’s pension crisis

This is an op-ed by Gov. Matt Bevin on the pensions and the recent special session, presented as information for our readers without editing or comment.
Robert Kahne and Jazmin Smith, the hosts of My Old Kentucky Podcast

Perry Bacon Jr, special session/SCOKY ruling, Edelen for governor, & much more!

The latest MOKP podcast features political writer and KY native Perry Bacon from 538. Also, ALL the events from the past week. Listen right here!
Rep. Jim Wayne (D-Louisville) asks questions about the financial impact of House Bill 1 in the House State Government Committee. (LRC photo)

3 questions about pension reform before the Kentucky legislature starts

The special session ended without any pension reform legislation. So, what is going to happen in January when the General Assembly convenes?

Paul Walker, the neverending saga of Metro 21, and a pension summary

My Old Kentucky Podcast – Paul Walker, running for Congress against Jamie Comer; a timeline review of the pension crisis; and the saga of Metro 21.

Despite transparency law, investment manager contracts for public pensions heavily redacted

In spite of transparency legislation passed in 2017, most investment manager contracts for KY pensions are either heavily redacted or not posted at all.

Kentucky pension crisis: A closer look at what ‘Frontline’ found

Years of underfunding and risky investments created the multi-billion dollar pension crisis in Kentucky, according to a "Frontline" report on KET.

Without SB 151, Bevin says, state pension funds will fail

Gov. Matt Bevin said Kentucky's public pension system will fail without reform legislation like SB 151, which is under review by the state's highest court.
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MOKP: Pension bill argued before SCOKY & Braidy Industries update

This week's podcast: Jazmin covers the pension hearing at the KY Supreme Court, and Robert updates us about Braidy Industries.  And, there are Quick Hits!

Bevin won’t give up on pension law. He asks Kentucky Supreme Court for review.

Gov. Bevin filed an appeal Friday to bypass the Court of Appeals and have the KY Supreme Court review the ruling that struck down the pension legislation.

Bevin asks judge to rule on rest of pension bill

The governor's legal team filed a motion asking the judge to rule on other questions about the bill, so all issues can be decided in one appeal.

Ruling against pension law is a win for the public’s right to know

The KY constitution requires bills to be read multiple times. Why? So that we all know what is being voted on. It's called "consent of the governed."

Judge declares Kentucky’s pension bill unconstitutional

Judge Phillip Shepherd struck down Kentucky's controversial new public pension law Wednesday, saying the way it was passed violated the state Constitution.

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