A bill that would separate the relatively healthy retirement fund for local governments from one of the state’s ailing pension systems is dead — despite a push from local officials.
Gov. Matt Bevin announced on Thursday that he has asked bill sponsor Sen. Joe Bowen to pause the legislation.
“The most critical thing is to make sure we get this right,” Bevin said.
Bowen said he still supports the bill and argued that tabling it now would help its chances in the future.