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.
Newly-elected western Kentucky legislators are looking ahead to the 2013 General Assembly session. Third District House representative-elect Gerald Watkins plans to pre-file a bill that would increase job skills training for welfare recipients.
WKU takes a break from the road on Saturday for a game against Brescia (Ky.) at E.A. Diddle Arena, before resuming a stretch of four of five away from home next week with the start of Sun Belt Conference play at ULM and Troy.
A symposium will be held at the University of Kentucky next week, to address health issues that relate to Africa. Organizers of the event say there is a severe shortage of health and medical professionals in Africa at this time.
Kentucky’s lone independent state senator says his record as budget chairman is the reason he should be the next state Senate president. Originally a Democrat, Leeper made the switch to the GOP in 2000, before becoming an Independent later that decade. He may be the one state senator who can say he has literally worked with each side of the aisle in Frankfort.