FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2018) – Communications Director Elizabeth Kuhn today issued the following statement on Attorney General Andy Beshear's lawsuit against Senate Bill 151:
“The Beshears have always treated pensions as political currency, so it’s no surprise that Attorney General Beshear filed this political lawsuit today.
Over eight years, former governor Steve Beshear underfunded the pension system by billions, recklessly diverting much needed funds to other causes and allowing the system to become the worst funded in the country.
Now, the Attorney General is carrying on the Beshear family legacy by trying to block a law that will strengthen our pension system.
The Attorney General has threatened litigation since the process began, proving that he cared less about the contents of pension reform and more about scoring political points with the KEA—a reliable source for family fundraising.
Rather than looking out for the best interest of Kentuckians, the Attorney General has chosen a political path, one that will cause irreparable damage to public employees and taxpayers.”