Last week, Kentucky lawmakers were focused on the state’s ailing pension systems. Gov. Matt Bevin had just released a controversial plan to switch most workers into 401(k)-style plans that drew fire from public employees.
Then, sexual harassment allegations exploded in Frankfort, implicating the Speaker of the House and other Republican lawmakers.
The scandal has taken lawmakers’ eyes off the ball on pension reform, and it’s unclear if they’ll get back on track.