Constitutionality of pension reform legislation argued in front of Kentucky Supreme Court

On Thursday, the general counsel for Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear argued their cases in the lawsuit on the constitutionality of recent reforms to the state’s pension systems.

After its passage during the 2018 session and a signature by the governor, the pension reform law was challenged by Attorney General Beshear. The hearing in front of the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday gave both sides a chance to explain their arguments before a final decision is made by the highest court.

Steve Pitt, the general counsel for Gov. Bevin, and Attorney General Beshear argued the constitutionality of the bill and of the process by which it was passed.

A ruling by the Supreme Court in the case is not expected until after the Nov. 6 general elections, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Read more about what was in the final version of the pension reform bill here.

Categories: 2018 Kentucky General Assembly, Pensions

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