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By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin's pension bill rolled through a friendly committee Tuesday morning and is now teed up for final passage on Wednesday.

The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved the bill intended to give relief from soaring pension costs to regional universities and scores of smaller quasi-governmental groups on a party-line vote of 8-3, with all Republicans voting yes and all Democrats voting no.

The Associated Press is reporting that Matt Bevin is in Colorado after calling a special session that is costing Kentucky taxpayers $66,000 a day. 

Frankfort, KY—After calling a special session that is costing Kentucky taxpayers $66,000 a day, Matt Bevin has been caught at a lavish political donor junket in Aspen, Colorado. 

By JACK BRAMMER

Sticking to the script prepared by Republicans, a Senate committee Tuesday signed off on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal to provide incentives for regional universities, county health departments, and other quasi-governmental agencies to exit the state pension system.

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin's approach to providing relief to regional universities, health departments and other "quasi-governmental agencies" from crushing pension costs passed a crucial test on Monday when members of the Kentucky House approved the plan 52-46.

By JACK BRAMMER

Despite protests from Democratic members, the House State Government Committee on Saturday approved Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to offer financial relief to regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies facing huge pension costs on an 11-8 vote and sent it to the full House for its consideration.