Local legislators talk pension reform

Rep. Myron Dossett

We’re almost halfway through the 2018 session of the Kentucky General Assembly and there’s no new legislation to reform the state’s pension systems.

Representative Lynn Bechler of Marion says analysis of data on a new pension bill has been ongoing, but he is becoming frustrated at the delays.

Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke expects the House to act on pension reform before the end of February.

From what he’s seen so far, Representative Walker Thomas of Hopkinsville believes the new pension bill will be more popular than the one unveiled in the fall.

Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville says he’s also been frustrated with the wait and believes whatever passes this session won’t take effect for several months—possibly not until the end of the calendar year.

Hear local lawmakers discuss pension reform and many other topics during our weekly legislative update program Sunday morning at 9 on Lite Rock 98.7 and online at lite987whop.com.