February 1, 2014 8:04 PM

Bills aim to shine light on public pensions

State law shields information about individual public pensions from public scrutiny. Although salary data is publicly available for Kentucky government workers and elected officials, once they retire, their pensions are exempt from the Kentucky Open Records Act. That would change under twin bills pending in the House and Senate, aimed at "making the pension systems transparent," in the words of one sponsor.

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