Lawmakers stress cooperation as Gov. Bevin’s contentious appointee attends meeting
Attorney General receives formal request from retirement board on governor’s ousting
Lawmakers remarked frequently on the need for cooperation between the General Assembly and state pension system officials during a pension oversight meeting Monday while Gov. Matt Bevin’s contentious Kentucky Retirement Systems board appointee, a dermatologist from Madisonville, sat in the room.
Both officials from the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) gave updates on the systems and how the state budget — still awaiting Bevin’s final approval or line item vetoes — could affect them positively.
Last week, Bevin made the executive order to oust KRS Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas K. Elliott and replace him with dermatologist Bill Smith of Madisonville.