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Teachers bring moving trucks, vow to ‘move out’ lawmakers

October 6, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers and state workers drove moving trucks to the Kentucky Capitol and vowed to oust some state lawmakers come November, in the latest demonstration against legislators who backed a contentious public pension law.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 14 U-Haul and Budget trucks drove to the Capitol with horns blaring Saturday. Roughly 100 people attended the “Vote ‘Em Out, Move ’Em Out” rally, sponsored by the Kentucky Public Pension Coalition.

The Republican-controlled legislature made changes to the state’s struggling retirement systems earlier this year. This included moving all new teacher hires into a hybrid plan and limiting how teachers can use sick days to calculate their retirement benefits.

The law sparked teachers to not only protest the law but also run for political office against those who supported the measure.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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