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Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Our Attorney General Andy Beshear came under attack today for a court case settled before taking office.  Republicans Sen. Danny Carroll of Paducah and Rep. Lynn Bechler of Marion co-chaired the committee where Beshear testified on the need to take legal action against pharmaceutical companies who contributed to the opioid problem in Kentucky. 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Over the last two days, Gov. Matt Bevin has taken to the conservative airwaves saying he and the Republican supermajority have a pension reform plan that will move new hires into a defined-contribution 401(k)-style system. What he didn’t reveal were any plans to identify new revenue sources to address the glaring funding shortfalls or discuss the high cost associated with a transition into a 401...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Former Gov. Steve Beshear’s book “People Over Politics” isn’t a chronological memoir on his former administration, but a body of work on how to make government work again. At a time when almost 500,000 Kentuckians or more could lose their health care by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act or the current governor’s Medicaid waiver, the state and...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm
As the next Public Pension Oversight Board meeting on Sept. 25, draws near, here's some quick stats, facts and audit recommendations for Democrats to share.  Two things not in this primer include the PFM Consulting group suggested a consolidated investment board for all pensions, and despite the growing support pushed by the Kentucky League of Cities, advised against separating the County...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
Michael Nadol of PFM Consulting Group didn't deliver any dedicated revenue streams to Kentucky lawmakers for state pensions, but cuts to benefits. At the sake of losing seats in the midterm elections, the Republican supermajority and Gov. Matt Bevin have taken tax reform, as a way to generate new revenue, off the table and put retiree benefits and current benefit plans on the chopping block.