Same Old Secrets

The Kentucky Democratic Party responds to the Bevin Special Session on pensions:

It’s truly unbelievable the lengths Matt Bevin and the Republicans in the General Assembly will go to take away people’s hard-earned retirements.

 

Yesterday, at 3:45, Governor Matt Bevin called a special session for 8 p.m. that night. That isn’t even enough notice for all of the legislators to travel to Frankfort!

 

And then, after they gaveled in, the Republicans started the same behind closed doors, secret legislating that got them in trouble in the first place.

 

In the middle of all the chaos, a reporter observed Democratic house leaders asking Speaker Osborne to at least be included in the conversation about what was happening. In his reply, Osborne let his true feelings shine through: “Who says we’re having a conversation?”

 

That’s not right. But the Republican Party of Kentucky, led by Governor Bevin, isn’t interested in doing what’s right. They’re just interested in showing everyone they can do what they want, when they want.

 

Bevin and his buddies are going to waste at least $300,000 trying to cut police, firefighter, teacher and other state employee retirement benefits in a special session. It’s wasteful on so many levels.

For more on education politics and policy in Kentucky, follow @KYEdReport