pension http://wkyufm.org en Stumbo: Make High Earning Kentucky Pensioners Pay More to Help Fund System http://wkyufm.org/post/stumbo-make-high-earning-kentucky-pensioners-pay-more-help-fund-system <p>State employees with higher pensions should pay more to help the underfunded systems recover, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview. One thing Stumbo doesn't want to see is lawmakers floating bonds to help pay for the state’s underfunded pensions. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:15:15 +0000 22785 at http://wkyufm.org Stumbo: Make High Earning Kentucky Pensioners Pay More to Help Fund System What to do About Kentucky's Struggling Pension Systems? Task Force Makes Recommendations http://wkyufm.org/post/what-do-about-kentuckys-struggling-pension-systems-task-force-makes-recommendations <p>Kentucky's state pension plans have problems, and a bipartisan legislative task force has approved sweeping recommendations to overhaul them -- including putting new employees in a hybrid plans akin to 401Ks.<br><br>The task force -- with an 11-1 vote -- is recommending that the General Assembly start fully funding their pension contributions starting with the next budget in 2014. Lawmakers’ inability to do that is part of the pension plans problems.<br> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:05:33 +0000 22698 at http://wkyufm.org What to do About Kentucky's Struggling Pension Systems? Task Force Makes Recommendations Group of GOP House Candidates Asks David Williams To Avoid Using Pension Loophole http://wkyufm.org/post/group-gop-house-candidates-asks-david-williams-avoid-using-pension-loophole <p>A group of GOP House candidates are encouraging one Republican leader to take a bold stance on a pension issue. Republicans Chris Hightower, Jason Crockett, Lynn Bechler, Bryan Lutz and Matt Lockett are all in competitive races for the state House this election cycle. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:50:30 +0000 20924 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Economic Group Pushes Back Against Pension Reform http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-economic-group-pushes-back-against-pension-reform <p>A relatively new economic think tank in Kentucky has released a report that pushes back on calls to cut the state&#39;s pension benefits. The report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy says the idea that public pensioners are well-compensated compared to their private sector counterparts is inaccurate. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:40:37 +0000 15907 at http://wkyufm.org All Solutions on the Table Concerning Kentucky's Foundering Pension Plan http://wkyufm.org/post/all-solutions-table-concerning-kentuckys-foundering-pension-plan <p>A group of Kentucky lawmakers has a new summer assignment: shoring up the state&rsquo;s failing pension systems. At least two of Kentucky&rsquo;s six pension plans are at a high risk for failure. And their troubles have been highlighted by Bloomberg, the New York Times and the Pew Center. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:04:00 +0000 15059 at http://wkyufm.org