Governor Matt Bevin says the state’s pension systems will eventually collapse if the Supreme Court rules against reform legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly, but he isn’t sure if lawmakers will feel motivated to try again in 2019.
The Supreme Court will ultimately decide if the process of using a bill substitute to get pension reform quickly through the General Assembly was constitutional.
In an interview with WHOP News Monday morning, Bevin says pension reform will remain a top priority for him if the court rules against the bill, but he isn’t sure what legislators will want to do in 2019.
Governor Bevin was recently on hand to help announce a public-private partnership between Two Rivers Fishery and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to establish a fish house to expand the market for Asian carp. The rapidly growing species is hurting tourism in the lakes region and Bevin says this is just one step in addressing the problem.
There will be a ribbon cutting Friday in Cadiz for Vertical—a company opening a plant on Roger Thomas Road to produce CBD products with industrial hemp. Governor Bevin says Kentucky’s farmers are the greatest resource to attract more hemp-related industries.
Listen to the entire interview with Gov. Bevin below: