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Bevin Selects Senator Alvarado as Running Mate

Governor Matt Bevin filed with the Secretary of State's Office to run for governor in 2019 with a new running mate, current state Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester).

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Board Orders Recount in Race Decided by One Vote

In a vote that fell along party lines, the House Election Contest Board agreed to a request by former Representative DJ Johnson for a recount of the 13th House District, which represents the City of Owensboro. He lost the seat to Democrat Jim Glenn by one vote.

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Legislators Convene 2019 Session

The Kentucky House and Senate convened Tuesday for the start of the 2019 session. David Osborne was sworn in as Speaker of the House and Robert Stivers resumed his role as Senate President. The House also impaneled a board to review a contested seat.

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Special Session Ends With No Pension Bill

The House and Senate adjourned sine die Tuesday night after an agreement could not be reached on a new pension reform bill.

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New Pension Bills Filed in House

The 2018 special session started Monday night with the introduction of two pension bills, both sponsored by Representative Jerry Miller. House Bill 1 is an updated version of the pension reform bill the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down last week, Senate Bill 151, and House Bill 2 includes language restating the phase-in of CERS employer contribution rates.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law

An order handed down Thursday morning affirms a lower court ruling declaring the pension reform law, Senate Bill 151, unconstitutional. The state's high court agreed the bill did not meet the three-reading requirement in the Kentucky Constitution.

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