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“Why Was It Called The Sewer Bill In The First Place?” Ky. Supreme Court Hears Pension Case

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 20, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Oral arguments have wrapped up at the Supreme Court of Kentucky over controversial SB 151.

Despite a specific number of seats being open to the public, many seats remained empty at the beginning of the hearing.

Oral arguments began Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the state capitol building. Attorney Steve Pitt, the lawyer for Governor Matt Bevin kicked off by arguing what changes can be made to an “inviolable contract.”

SB 151, which started as a sewage bill, was turned into the pension bill. One supreme court justice asked Bevin’s attorney, “Why was it called the sewer bill in the first place?”

Pitt blamed time constraints.

Governor Matt Bevin has released a statement on the pension moments before the hearing begins.