When the book closed on the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday night, there was little doubt pension system reform was the biggest piece of legislation passed by both chambers.
The compromise went down to the wire, but 8th District State Representative John Tilley said it ultimately came down to everyone involved agreeing on a two-pronged approach that dealt with funding and structure.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett stressed the structural changes only effect new hires and said Republicans and Democrats were involved in coming to an agreement.
State Senator Whitney Westerfield, who represents Todd County, says he was pleased leaders were able to find a solution that did not include the use of additional gaming revenues.
Governor Steve Beshear is expected to approve the changes considering he was involved in brokering an agreement.