Mike Cherry http://wkyufm.org en Yonts in Line for Key Position in Kentucky Legislature http://wkyufm.org/post/yonts-line-key-position-kentucky-legislature <p></p><p>Democratic state Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville could be in line to become the next chairman of the House State Government Committee, a key post with the legislature working to find a way to restore solvency to the pension program for government retirees in Kentucky.</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he intends to nominate Yonts for the position and that he considers Yonts a front runner.</p><p>Lawmakers have been trying to find a way to erase a $33 billion unfunded liability in the pension system. A legislative task force that spent months studying the issue recommended pumping in more money without saying where that money would come from. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:35:47 +0000 Associated Press 24668 at http://wkyufm.org Yonts in Line for Key Position in Kentucky Legislature 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