Universities, Agencies Voice Support for Proposal Providing Pension Relief for Quasi-Government Entities

Media Contact: Nicole Burton

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2019) – Following meetings this week with Gov. Matt Bevin's legislative team, presidents from Kentucky universities and representatives from quasi agencies voiced support for a proposal to provide financial relief to the Commonwealth's quasi government entities. The proposal creates options for these organizations to meet increasing pension obligations while also continuing to provide essential public services to Kentuckians.

“Over the last several days, our team met with Kentucky’s quasi agencies and universities to present a proposal for addressing the growing financial burden created by Kentucky’s looming pension crisis," said Gov. Bevin. "I appreciate the support these groups have offered for our proposal. We must now act decisively to provide them with needed financial relief and to ensure their future ability to provide essential public services.”

To view the letter from presidents of Morehead State University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and the Council on Postsecondary Education, click here.

The letter from representatives of the Commonwealth's quasi agencies, including the Kentucky Health Departments Association, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Child Advocacy Centers of Kentucky, Kentucky Association of Regional Programs, and the Kentucky Health Resources Alliance, can be accessed here.