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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 06:18 AM

Pension special session called off after little more than a day

The special legislative session called by Gov. Matt Bevin to address pension reform ended Tuesday evening, a little more than 24 hours after it started.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne, R-Prospect, took to the House floor to express his disappointment and say the problem couldn't be solved "within the confines of a five-day session."

Osborne, who had left the governor's office only minutes before making his announcement, said Bevin did not call the session for political reasons. But the speaker railed against those who have been critical of the governor's actions, without mentioning any names.

"We came in here. We took our mission seriously. We took the consequences seriously," Osborne told his colleagues.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/ky-legislature/2018/12/18/kentucky-pension-special-session-legislators-adjourn/2357790002/

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