Speaker of the House Hoover says special session in 2017 will begin process of fixing pension crisis

08/07/2017 12:28 PM

BENTON – Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover says that work is going on behind the scenes and that he feels that a special session later this fall will successfully result in the General Assembly effectively beginning the long process of fixing Kentucky’s pension crisis.

While at the Marshall County Night Before Fancy Farm event on Friday, Hoover told Pure Politics that he and the legislature and Gov. Bevin are committed to finding and implementing a solution.

Hoover believes that the pension issue has been ignored for too long by previous governors and the General Assembly and must be, and will be, dealt with head on this year.

Hoover acknowledges that he has a great working relationship with Governor Bevin and believes that a lot of the attacks from the left are a result of the positive legislation that the GOP controlled General Assembly passed during the 2017 session that were signed by the governor.

Some feel that the GOP House gains were the result of the Trump tidal wave in Kentucky and that in 2018, some newly elected Republicans could be vulnerable.

Hoover admits that could be true, put says the party is committed to give those first-time elected candidates support to retain their seats.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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