Teachers voice concerns about pension bill at Bourbon Co. forum


The Kentucky state Senate decided on Friday afternoon to pass over Senate Bill 1, the pension reform bill, and refer it back to the State and Local Government Committee.

The plan also includes items adjusting the current systems to create savings as the state faces more than $60 billion in unfunded liability from the systems.

"The funding things should be part of the budget discussion and that's what our package contemplates".

The current version of the bill would move future teachers out of defined benefit pensions -which guarantee benefits from retirement until death - and into "hybrid" cash balance retirement plans.

"The scourge of opioid addiction has wreaked havoc on our state, and this bill is an attempt to limit the supply of these drugs on our streets", said House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. The amendment was passed unanimously on a voice vote.

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"That's in House Bill 140", he told the Senate, referring to the House's education bill. The bill is meant to ensure pregnant women are receiving proper nutrition behind bars, adequate sanitary items, and undergarments.

The House and Senate passed a compromise that sets aside money but makes clear that it shouldn't be used only for naltrexone, which is sold under the brand name Vivitrol. If all 55 House members who voted to add the special language to the treasurer's spending bill last month support the language in a bill in the special session, it should have an easy route through the House.

Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, spoke against the measure, saying young marriages work out sometimes, citing his wife of almost 56 years as an example. The measure would not result in a complete ban of all abortions after 11 weeks but would exclusively target D & E procedures described as an "intentional dismemberment procedure".

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GOP lawmakers say the bill would save taxpayers $3.2 billion over the next 20 years. The plan focuses on road safety as well as economic development for Kentucky. HB 4187 will now return to the House of Delegates for concurrence.

State workers and teachers claim the measure breaks the promise of a secure retirement made at the time they were employed and also runs afoul of what's called the "inviolable contract", a guarantee that existing benefits would not be taken back which lawmakers codified years ago in statute. To ensure that students are being given Holocaust curriculum based in fact, HB 128 passed the House by a vote of 93-1 and now goes to the Senate.

The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the 26th day of the 2018 fiscal session.

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