Kentucky Pension Crisis

GOP Senate To Try, Try Again On Pension Bill This Week, But Time Is Drawing Short

Mar 12, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

This week on WUKY's Capital Chat Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss the potential workload the Republican-led Senate has in front of it with just 13 days remaining in the 2018 legislative session.

Here's A Quick Primer On The Start Of The 2018 Legislative Session

Jan 2, 2018
Legislative Research Commission

In just a matter of hours lawmakers will gavel in what looks to be a long and very difficult regular session of the General Assembly.  They will try to deal with the public pension crisis and put together a two-year budget in addition to sorting out leadership positions in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.  For a preview of coming attractions WUKY's Alan Lytle speaks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

Kentucky Lawmakers Get Expensive Ask For Pension System

Dec 7, 2017
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky taxpayers need to pay nearly $1 billion extra over the next two years to keep solvent a retirement plan for most state workers.

Kentucky Needs $700M More Per Year For Pension Debt

May 22, 2017
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.  That's on top of the nearly $2 billion taxpayers are scheduled to spend on all of the state's retirement systems in the fiscal year that begins July 1.