FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers are to return to the Capitol on Monday with only two days remaining to pass legislation intended to shore up Kentucky's pension plans for state and local government retirees.
Restoring solvency to the pension system, which has a $33 billion unfunded liability, has been divisive for the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democratic-led House, which have been working on the issue since the Legislature convened in January.
Gov. Steve Beshear has been meeting with legislative leaders over a short break to try to reach accords on a litany of bills that they hope to pass before adjourning. Lawmakers say they expect a dizzying pace through the final two days, both of which can be expected to last late into the night.
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