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AG Beshear, Teacher Organizations React To Bevin’s Special Session

Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 17, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Days after celebrating a victory over Governor Bevin with the Supreme Court’s decision on SB 151, Attorney General Andy Beshear is reacting to the news that a special session has been called in Frankfort.

The Supreme Court ruled in Beshear’s favor, stating that the passage of SB 151 was unconstitutional. In response, Governor Matt Bevin announced a special session in hopes that the bill may be passed.

“Calling a special session a week before Christmas to cut the promised retirement of every teacher, police officer, firefighter, social worker, EMS and countless more public servants is wrong and cruel,” wrote Andy Beshear.

The KEA says “they will never give up the fight for what is right.”  President Stephanie Winkler asked for those who support educators to contact their legislate.

“If you’re able to come to Frankfort, get in your car and drive here, tonight,” said Winkler.

Posted by Kentucky Education Association on Monday, December 17, 2018

 

Kentucky’s #120Strong  campaign has called for educators to show up in Frankfort.

“We need bodies in Frankfort. Special Session. 8 p.m. Tonight the gavel falls. We RISE,” reads a Tweet for the group.