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Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

May. 24, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New Jersey...

Kentucky governor appeals higher tax value on mansion, land

May. 23, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion and the 10 acres (4 hectares) where it sits, in the latest chapter of the yearlong debate over whether he and his wife got a sweetheart deal to purchase the home. The Courier Journal reports Bevin's attorney filed an...

The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

May. 22, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A state Court of Appeals judge and a circuit court judge have emerged from a three-way primary and will face off in November for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Debra Hembree Lambert, a member of...

Congressional, legislative races on tap in Kentucky primary

May. 21, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents will head to the polls in a midterm primary election with nominations up for grabs in the U.S. House and the Legislature. More than 3.3 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, and Election Day polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. local time. Only...

Bevin's lawyers defend new abortion law in court filing

May. 9, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newest abortion law seeks to prevent a "barbaric" procedure while a fetus is alive in the womb, Gov. Matt Bevin's legal team said in urging a federal judge to reject efforts to prolong delaying the restrictions. The Republican governor's lawyers filed a court brief this...

Kentucky governor calls state judge 'incompetent hack'

May. 8, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor says a judge who ruled against him is an incompetent hack. Multiple media outlets report Gov. Matt Bevin criticized Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in a radio interview on WKRC-AM in Cincinnati. Monday, Shepherd denied Bevin's request to...

Kentucky governor trims properties in annual disclosure

May. 1, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has trimmed the number of properties he owns according to his annual financial disclosure report. Last year Matt Bevin reported that he owned at least a $10,000 interest in 12 properties, including two homes, five rental properties and three commercial...

Bevin: Changes needed in Jefferson County school district

May. 1, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin stressed Tuesday that changes are needed in the state's largest school district but endorsed the "phenomenal job" done by its new superintendent, weighing in a day after the state recommended a takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools. Bevin said politics...

State seeks takeover of Kentucky's largest school district

Apr. 30, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Citing the serial abuse of students and an abundance of low-performing schools, Kentucky's chief schools officer said Monday he would attempt to seize control of one of the country's largest school districts in a decision sure to inflame tensions between teachers and the state's...

Kentucky governor's home, land value increase to $2.9m

Apr. 28, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's home and the 10 acres where it sits are now valued at $2.9 million, $1.3 million more than what a Bevin-owned company paid in March 2017. According to the Courier Journal , the suburban Louisville home's new valuation follows questions about whether Bevin...