Ky. High Court Takes Up Fight Over Pension-Cutting Law

By Emily Brill (August 13, 2018, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general will take their fight over a controversial pension-trimming law to the state's high court this fall, as the Kentucky Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear oral arguments next month over whether Senate Bill 151's passage violated the state constitution.

Earlier that day, Gov. Matthew Bevin had appealed the Franklin Circuit Court's determination that SB 151's last-minute passage flouted procedural requirements in the Kentucky Constitution. Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear filed motions to transfer the appeal to the high court, and Beshear filed a second motion asking the Supreme Court for an expedited hearing....

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