From The Louisville Courier-Journal: As Matt Bevin scrambles for votes to pass pension bill, Jeff Hoover works against it

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT — As Gov. Matt Bevin works to find the votes to pass a new pension bill during a special legislative session, former House Speaker Jeff Hoover is working toward a different goal.

He's letting his fellow Republicans in the Kentucky House majority know that he opposes Bevin's version of the bill.

In a Thursday email obtained by the Courier Journal, Hoover emphasized a concern that several legislators of both parties have about the bill — that it will likely diminish the retirement benefits anticipated by many veteran employees of quasi-governmental agencies if an agency opts out of the Kentucky Retirement System.

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