Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 20, 2013

Sides still far apart on fixing pension



 Gov. Steve Beshear, the Democratic House and Republican Senate apparently are no closer to agreement on how to fund changes to the state pension system, a key difference on perhaps the most important issue still facing the 2013 General Assembly.

Beshear sidestepped the question Wednesday when he was asked by a reporter if the Senate had offered a way to pay for proposed changes to the underfunded state employee pension system.

“What I can say to you is the Senate and the House and I are discussing both pension reform and possible options for funding it,” Beshear answered.

But Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, later said there has been no funding proposal offered by the Senate.

“The governor has discussed a menu of items with us, but there has been no proposal presented by the Senate.”

  Read more of this story in the print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times on Thursday.