|Local lawmakers disagree on pension reform bill|
There is some disagreement amongst local lawmakers regarding the pension reform bill that passed the Kentucky House of Representatives Wednesday.
The bill passed down party lines with Democrats in favor and Republicans in opposition.
Republican 9th District Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke says he felt the amended bill is too much like the current system in place and believes House Democrats showed a lack of leadership.
Representative Dossett says he now expects the matter to now be heard by a conference committee and believes it will likely require a special session to get something passed by both chambers.
Meanwhile, 15th District Representative Brent Yonts voted in favor of the bill, saying the system works when there is sufficient funding to keep it going.
New lottery revenue from internet games and proposed instant gaming are two ways House Speaker Greg Stumbo seeks to fund the pension system, though that will likely be met with opposition when Senate Bill 2 heads back to the upper chamber.