Bluegrass Institute responds to proposed pension plan

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Contact: Jim Waters @ 859.444.5630 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters issued the following statement regarding the proposal released today in Frankfort to address Kentucky’s pension crisis: While the Bluegrass Institute is reviewing the much-anticipated plan released at a news conference this morning by Gov. Bevin,…

BIPPS op-ed: Pension transparency does not violate privacy laws

An op-ed by Bluegrass Institute board member Aaron Ammerman in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader takes issue with recent claims by members of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees that making the commonwealth’s public pension system transparent would violate state and federal privacy laws. “The statement that federal privacy laws prohibit the disclosure of this information…

Bluegrass Beacon: Clear case for pension transparency takes bizarre turn

Unusual antics occurring on the campaign trail these days include a bizarre race to choose the next president of the Kentucky Education Association (KEA), the state’s teachers’ union. When’s the last time you heard a KEA candidate ask: “Why does KEA oppose transparency?” Randolph Wieck, a history teacher at Louisville’s DuPont Manual High School, did…

Bluegrass Beacon: Frankfort plays Ping-Pong with public pension transparency

Legislation that would make the Kentucky Retirement Systems transparent for those paying its bills has danced into the spotlight during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Passage of transparency bills filed by Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Latonia, and Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington, would make the “names, status, projected or actual benefit payments” subject to…

Courier-Journal features BIPPS’ public pension transparency letter

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal this morning. Please visit the newspaper’s site and leave your thoughts in the comment section!  Interested in how much a legislator earns for part-time work in Frankfort? No problem! You can find out through the Kentucky Open Records Act. Do you want to know…