Governor Beshear Considers Special Session On Pensions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he wants Kentucky
lawmakers to agree on an overhaul of the state pension system
during the next three weeks.

The governor says he'll call the General Assembly into a special
session before June 30 to pass the changes if lawmakers can reach

Beshear met with House and Senate leaders Thursday morning to
discuss his proposal to deal with the financially strapped system.
Beshear's proposal calls for raising the retirement age for future
state employees and requiring new employees to contribute 1 percent
of their salaries to health insurance.

Beshear says the special session would take place the week of
June 23 if lawmakers reach agreement.

Lawmakers were unable to pass a pension overhaul during the
regular legislative session that ended in mid-April.

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