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As his pension bill begins to stall in Frankfort amid growing protests by teachers, Gov. Matt Bevin blasted those critics in a radio interview Wednesday morning as "remarkably selfish and shortsighted," comparing their opposition to those who would have refused to comply with rationing during World War II.
Attorney General Andy Beshear told state legislators that the new legislation to substantially alter the public pension system for state workers is illegal and would be struck down in a lawsuit if passed, as it violates the inviolable contract of benefits promised to them under state law.
Republicans have finally filed a pension bill in the Kentucky General Assembly, though it varies greatly from the original proposal of Gov. Bevin last fall to move most state workers into a 401(k)-style plan.