2017-09-06 / Opinions

‘I will actively oppose any change’

To the Editor:

With all of the headlines regarding public employees’ pensions lately, I know that many of you are understandably concerned about the future of your retirement.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has held that the pension system, which covers most existing employees, is an irrevocable contract between employees and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

It is important to remember that the PFM Consulting Group does not have the power to change your employment or retirement.

No change can happen unless the General Assembly approves the change.

I assure you that I will actively oppose any change in your retirement that violates the inviolable contract. And, I will work with my colleagues to help protect your retirement to ensure that it is available when you need it.

I encourage you to remain active and informed.

Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth.


State Sen. Johnny Ray Turner’s 29th Senatorial district includes Floyd, Knott, Letcher and Harlan counties.

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