Kentucky House lawmakers have held a private meeting Tuesday to discuss the state's troubled pension system.
Republican and Democratic legislators met at the State Capitol for about two hours.
Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover said lawmakers asked questions of the state budget director and some consultants who recently recommended substantial changes for the system.
Hoover said he made the meeting closed to the public so lawmakers would not have the opportunity for political grandstanding.
He also said not having reporters present made lawmakers more comfortable to ask questions.