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Ky. Supreme Court Does Not Rule On Pensions

Posted at 10:09 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 10:12:39-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Despite reports to the contrary, the Supreme Court of Kentucky did not make a decision on the embattled Senate Bill 151 on Thursday.

Attorney General Beshear filed suit to stop SB 151, initially a sewer bill that evolved into the pension bill, saying it was unconstitutional. Beshear cited that the bill did not get the actuarial analysis that most bills require.

The bill would place teachers and first responders into a 401K type program, reminiscent of the failed Senate Bill 1 which was sent back to committee.

The passage and signing of the bill into law resulted in statewide educator protest.

In August, Governor Matt Bevin, filed an appeal to the take the battle to the state Supreme Court, bypassing the Court of Appeals.

Beshear had told the KEA that the decision could possibly come down Thursday. According to the court’s website, the decisions released did not pertain to the pension bill.