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Judge rules in favor of AG Beshear on pension lawsuit

06/20/2018 02:02 PM

FRANKFORT- The controversial pension reform has been ruled unconstitutional by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd. Judge Shepherd released his opinion on Senate Bill 151 Thursday afternoon. The opinion rules the bill is unconstitutional and void because the General Assembly violated the Kentucky Constitution, specifically when it came to the three reading requirement and the majority vote requirement. The opinion went on to say the Bevin administration is “permanently enjoined” from enforcing the measure. Judge Shepherd did, however, agree with... Read more 

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