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Commentary: We must not ‘kick the can down the road’ in fixing Kentucky’s ailing retirement system

By Governor Matt Bevin, Senate President Robert Stivers, and House Speaker Jeff Hoover Special to KyForward Kentucky’s pension systems are in critical condition. While certain state retirement plans are arguably in “better shape” than others, every system is severely underfunded and rapidly spiraling downward toward a single outcome: no more money to pay Kentucky’s retirees. Understandably,...

Red Zone Culture: Long-awaited LRC
report lays bare research agency’s problems

By Rae Hodge KyForward Frankfort reporter   The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission might not be a household name around dinner tables in the Commonwealth. But the unsung organization is the state government’s official lawmaking tool chest: It draft bills, conducts studies, distributes legislative news, keeps records and researches crucial policy questions.   This quietude is by design....