FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Earlier this year, thousands of teachers went to the capitol to protest in an attempt to stop lawmakers from changing their pension system.
Lawmakers did not listen, and they passed pension reform through a sewage bill.
Their action didn’t sit well with many, including the attorney general who is suing the governor over the law.
The fight over pensions may be far from over.
Originally, the protests started at the Captiol, but on Thursday, people are expected to gather at the courthouse.
Although the bill passed and the law is set to take affect soon, they’re hoping this current lawsuit can stop the reform from taking place.
Originally, lawmakers had what they called the pension bill but after so many protests it became clear that bill wasn’t going to make it.
So pension reform was added onto a sewage bill at the last minute.
Now in court, the attorney general is trying to prove that not only is the law illegal, he also wants to show that it was passed illegally.
Of course, the governor’s lawyers disagree, but this is giving protestors another shot at having their voices heard.
The protest is set to start at 8:30 a.m.