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WATCH | Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will file suit to stop SB 151

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Published: Mar. 30, 2018 at 10:29 AM EDT
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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will file a lawsuit to stop Senate Bill 151 from becoming law.

Beshear tweeted a video Thursday saying he was "outraged" over the bill's passage Thursday. The bill, which originally pertained to wastewater, eventually turned into a 291-page pension reform plan which passed both the House and Senate in the span of less than one day.

"That bill they passed last night, violates the inviolable contract in just about every way the previous bills did," said Beshear, "What that inviolable contract is was a promise made decades ago by the General Assembly. They said that if you spend your life teaching our children, protecting our families as a police officer or firefighter, serving neglected children as a social worker, while we wouldn't pay you nearly what you're worth, we would guarantee you a solid retirement."

Beshear had threatened a lawsuit with Senate Bill 1, which was the original pension reform bill, on the same grounds.

The bill is awaiting Governor Matt Bevin's signature. Bevin tweeted in support of SB 151's passage Thursday night.

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