FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in less than a year, Kentucky lawmakers are returning to the statehouse for a special session dealing with the state’s pension problems.
Lawmakers are set to convene at Friday morning.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called the session to take up his pension-relief proposal for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies burdened by surging retirement costs.
Bevin spent weeks rounding up votes and finding a time when enough supporters could gather to take up the measure. It replaces a bill that Bevin vetoed in April after lawmakers ended their regular session. Bevin’s team says he has secured enough votes to pass his proposal.
Last December, Bevin called a special session to pass a more sweeping pension law. The GOP-led legislature went home without taking action on the measure.