Politics
7:54 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Governor Beshear: Pension Talks Keep Going, but No Deal Imminent

Gov. Steve Beshear

State leaders are still working to find solutions to the Kentucky's troubled pension system —but he's not promising a deal the time the General Assembly regular session ends next week, Gov. Steve Beshear said on Monday.

Beshear has mediated sessions between House and Senate leadership on reforming the pension systems and how to fund them, after the chambers came to an impasse on the issue.

Those conversations have continued since the General Assembly adjourned last week for the veto period, but Beshear said he can't predict whether legislators will strike a deal before the 2013 session ends.

"One can never predict what will happen in the end, particularly in a legislative session but I feel good about where we are right now," Beshear said.

If lawmakers can't reach a deal, a special session to deal with the issue is likely.