The Latest: Kentucky House adjourns without passing pension
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a special legislative session called to vote on changes to the state’s pension systems (all times local):
Kentucky’s House of Representatives has adjourned a special session called by the governor without passing a pension bill.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called lawmakers back to Frankfort on Monday after the state Supreme Court struck down a pension law passed earlier this year.
On Tuesday, Acting GOP House Speaker David Osborne said the issues are too complicated to resolve in a five-day session, and the House adjourned.
Some newly elected lawmakers in Kentucky are not happy with the governor’s decision to call the old legislature back into session to vote on changes to the state’s struggling pension systems.
Last week, the state Supreme Court struck down on procedural grounds a pension law Republican Gov. Matt Bevin had signed earlier this year. Monday, Bevin called the legislature back in session to pass a new pension law.
Incoming Republican Rep. Travis Brenda said the special session is a waste of taxpayer money when lawmakers could handle the issue in three weeks once the new members take office.
Bevin says the state can’t wait that long because it is in danger of a downgrade to its credit rating.