Governor Beshear Is Meeting With Lawmakers On State Pensions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear says
the governor is planning to meet Thursday with Kentucky General
Assembly leaders to discuss the state pension system.
Beshear spokesman Dick Brown says the governor is meeting with
legislative leaders to "discuss some proposals." The governor has
a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m. dealing with pensions.
Lawmakers considered a proposed overhaul to the state pension
system, but talks fell through before the legislature adjourned
earlier this year.
Beshear has said he's willing to call a special session on
pensions if lawmakers had an agreement beforehand. Kentucky's state
retirement system covers more than 445,000 people, including state
and county employees and public school teachers.
House Speaker Jody Richards, a Bowling Green Democrat, says he's
not been briefed on Thursday's meeting. Richards says lawmakers
should agree on legislation before any special session is called.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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