Beshear Meets with Legislators On Pensions
By Kentucky News Network
FRANKFORT, KY - It's a first step, but how big is still unknown, as Kentucky legislative leaders and Governor Beshear met Friday morning to tackle the thorny pension reform issue. All sides hope to avoid a costly special session. There are 4 days left in the regular session, beginning with Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Reporters chased House Speaker Greg Stumbo through the basement of the Capitol, and he said the meeting went well.
"It was a good start. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step," he said.
He says he hopes for more meetings soon. But they won't happen today.
Senate President Robert Stivers said he liked the meeting among the Capitol's top players.
"I felt it was a very fruitful and productive period of time with us, while we were with both chambers and in the Governor's mansion," Stivers said.
Stumbo says all the leaders have committed to working through the Governor's upcoming veto days that begin Wednesday, if needed to avoid a special session. The regular session's final 2 days are the 25th & 26th of this month.