From the Louisville Courier-Journal: Judge rules Bevin wrongly withheld analysis of original pension proposal


FRANKFORT — The Bevin administration illegally withheld from public release an actuarial analysis of the governor's original "Keeping the Promise" plan to reform Kentucky's troubled pension system, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Thursday.

Moreover, Shepherd, who was able to review the withheld analysis in considering his decision, said that it raised concerns that "call into question the effectiveness" of Bevin's sweeping pension reform plan.

"While the actuarial study of the Governor's proposal may be embarrassing to the administration in that it reveals substantial fiscal and economic problems with the Governor's proposal, the Open Records Act requires disclosure," Shepherd wrote in a 15-page opinion.

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