Pension injunction hearing likely next week, Beshear says

04/13/2018 01:28 PM

FRANKFORT- The hearing to prevent the pension reform bill from becoming law will likely happening next week, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky.

While meeting with teachers at a rally Friday, Beshear told Pure Politics the injunction hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, but could be moved up to earlier in the week.

“Right now it is scheduled for Wednesday, but it may end up being sooner depending if the judge wants more time, but we’re ready, we’re confident and we know this bill is wrong and we are going to do everything in court to stop it,” Beshear said.

Beshear has filed two motions, one seeking to get Senate Bill 151 thrown out entirely, and an temporary injunction preventing the law from going into effect until after the courts have made a decision on the case.

The suit has been filed in Franklin County Circuit Court.

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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