Beshear announces latest win in pension case; launches new website

05/08/2018 10:12 AM

FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, says he has won another victory in the ongoing pension lawsuit.

Beshear took to Twitter to announce a ruling against a deposition request from the Bevin Administration. The administration had petitioned the court to depose the Office of the Attorney General, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police on the unconstitutionality of Senate Bill 151.

A Franklin County Circuit Judge ruled in favor of Beshear’s motion for a Protective Order to prevent the administration from seeking discovery from the three organizations, which he said would have delayed the case.

“It’s just another positive step toward getting you the full and final ruling declaring this bill unconstitutional and protecting your rights,” Beshear said in a video statement.

Beshear also announced the creation of a new website providing updates on the ongoing litigation process. ag.ky.gov/pensionbill provides a step by step timeline with the information about each ruling, motion and filing from either side.

“It’s just another step we are taking so I can keep you, my client, the people of Kentucky as informed as we possibly can,” he said.

Oral arguments for the case are set for June 7.

Watch his statement here:

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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