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KTRS HB 4 Update
House and Senate negotiators were meeting over the weekend to break an impasse between the two chambers on how to compensate KTRS. The negotiators have been seeking more information on Representative Stumbo’s compromise proposal.
This compromise would include the House’s provision to authorize $3.3 billion in bonds but hold back $1.4 billion of that pending the outcome of a study of the system that has been requested by the Senate.
The negotiators will meet again at 9 a.m. Monday to work toward an agreement. Senator Stivers, commented after the Friday’s meeting that the negotiators had a “candid discussion, collegial. We’re not ruling anything out.”
Currently, KTRS has only 53 percent of the assets it is expected to need for future payments---or 45 percent under new federal accounting rules, if no viable funding source is put in place this year.
KTRS officials say the state stopped making its full recommended contributions in 2008, leading to annual shortfalls of several hundred million dollars.
To view the KTRS HB 4 mailing
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Adam Barnett - EKU - Model Lab School, Madison County
Continuing Professional Development:
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