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Lawmakers pass public pension plan in late-night session
Health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies will have to vote to stay in KRS with a frozen contribution rate for one year.
Sine Die: 2019 Session Wraps Up
The General Assembly's 2019 session came to a close Thursday evening with more than 200 bills approved.
Kentucky counties among highest in opioid prescriptions
In almost 1/3 of Kentucky counties, enough opioid prescriptions were dispensed in 2017 for every person in the county to have one. That being said, opioid prescriptions are declining in the state.
Bevin vetoes public pension bill, plans to call special session
Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed House Bill 358 which would have affected county health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies.
What you need to know about Bevin's likely special pension session
Bevin vetoed a pension bill that would affect county health departments and intends to call a special session to address that legislation. Some health departments say they'll have to close without some pension relief.
16 counties targeted for help through $87 million grant awarded to U.K.
The University of Kentucky has been awarded an $87 million federal grant – the largest in the institution’s history – to reduce opioid deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties in the Commonwealth.
Gov. Bevin on pension bill: ‘It’s getting done’
Gov. Matt Bevin says legislation is ready and a special session will be called in May to provide relief for health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies who face a huge jump in pension costs July 1.
Regional University Presidents Endorse Bevin’s Pension Plan
Regional university presidents in Kentucky have endorsed a pension proposal drafted by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration that would affect county health departments.
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