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Pension board gets actuarial numbers

FRANKFORT (Legislative Research Commission) — Retirees in the Kentucky Retirement Systems’ pension plans are expected to live longer which, along with less turnover among some active employees, will ultimately impact system costs, a state oversight committee heard in late April. The new assumptions are part of the 2013-2018 KRS actuarial…


Interim committee meetings coming up

Legislative committees begin meeting for the interim on Monday, June 3 and will meet for a week each month through Friday, Nov. 22. Most meetings are held in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, but several are slated for other locations. They are noted in the schedule below. The meeting weeks…


Hartz tapped as new LRC director

Legislative leaders named Jay D. Hartz as the next director of the Legislative Research Commission. Hartz, the deputy chief of staff in the Senate president’s office, is a familiar figure to many in the state Capitol, where he’s known for his extensive knowledge on legislative operations and policymaking. In his…


Election night parties planned

Some of the gubernatorial slates have victory parties planned for Tuesday night, and here’s where you can join the celebrations (all times local): Matt Bevin/Ralph Alvarado (R): Press conference after results are in. Frankfort. Robert Goforth/Mike Hogan (R): Bluegrass Pavilion, Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington. 6 p.m….


Poll: Beshear has highest name ID

The closest contest on Tuesdays ballot is the Democratic gubernatorial race between state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, Attorney General Andy Beshear and Lexington businessman Adam Edelen. Of course, the real poll is that of the voters on Election Day, but a down-ballot Democratic campaign shared some numbers from its…