Kentucky Supreme Court tosses Republican pension law

By Karen Pierog

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a law aimed at addressing the state’s cash-strapped retirement system because it was improperly passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. read more

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Bernie Sanders Portland, Maine

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