Senate President David Williams watched Gov. Steve Beshear talk tonight about special session pension “reform.” Then he called a brief press conference in which he spelled out the need to do much, much more. We are nowhere near correcting the decades of overspending on public employee fringe benefits, but at least Williams is headed in the right direction.
In the following clip, he talks about how increasing the taxpayer contributions to the benefits systems will require Kentuckians to see how bad the gold-plated benefits have damaged the state’s fiscal health. That might work.