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March 30, 2018

Here’s how every Kentucky lawmaker voted on the pension bill:

LAWRENCE REP JILL YORK VOTES 'NO' ON PENSION PLAN

 

96th District State Rep. Jill York (R-Grayson) who represents Lawrence and Carter Counties in Frankfort csst a "no" vote against Gov. Matt Bevin and the state GOP's pension reform bill last night. but the bill passed the House easily and has been sent to Bevin for his signature. Therre have already been threats of lawsuits against the pension reform on as many as 19 questions of Constitutionality.96th District State Rep. Jill York (R-Grayson) who represents Lawrence and Carter Counties in Frankfort csst a "no" vote against Gov. Matt Bevin and the state GOP's pension reform bill last night. but the bill passed the House easily and has been sent to Bevin for his signature. Therre have already been threats of lawsuits against the pension reform on as many as 19 questions of Constitutionality.Sixteen Republicans split from their majority caucuses in the House and Senate to vote against Senate Bill 151, the scaled-down pension overhaul bill, on Thursday night. Not a single Democrat voted for the bill.

With solid GOP control in both chambers, the bill easily passed by votes of 49 to 46 in the House and 22 to 15 in the Senate.

House

Republicans voting yes: Danny Bentley, Robert Benvenuti, Kevin Bratcher, John “Bam” Carney, Matt Castlen, Jim DeCesare, Myron Dossett, Jim DuPlessis, Daniel Ellliott, Joseph Fischer, Ken Fleming, Chris Fugate, Jim Gooch, David Hale, Mark Hart, Richard Heath, Toby Herald, Kenny Imes, D.J. Johnson, Brian Linder, Donna Mayfield, Chad McCoy, David Meade, Michael Meredith, Suzanne Miles, Jerry Miller, Robby Mills, Tim Moore, Kimberly Poore Moser, Jason Nemes, David Osborne, Jason Petrie, Phillip Pratt, Melinda Gibbons Prunty, Brandon Reed, Bob Rothenberger, Bart Rowland, Steven Rudy, Sal Santoro, Jonathan Shell, Diane St. Onge, Walker Thomas, James Tipton, Tommy Turner, Ken Upchurch, Russell Webber, Scott Wells and Addia Wuchner.

Republicans voting no: John Blanton, Larry Brown, Tim Couch, Robert Goforth, Regina Huff, Kim King, Phil Moffett, C. Wesley Morgan, Steve Riley, Jim Stewart and Jill York.

Democrats voting yes: None.

Democrats voting no: Rocky Adkins, Linda Belcher, George Brown Jr., Tom Burch, McKenzie Cantrell, Will Coursey, Jeffery Donohue, Kelly Flood, Al Gentry, Derrick Graham, Jeff Greer, Chris Harris, Angie Hatton, Joni Jenkins, James Kay, Dennis Keene, Reginald Meeks, Russ Meyer, Charles Miller, Rick Nelson, Sannie Overly, Darryl Owens, Ruth Ann Palumbo, Rick Rand, Jody Richards, Steve Riggs, Dean Schamore, Attica Scott, Arnold Simpson, John Sims Jr., Kevin Sinnette, Wilson Stone, Gerald Watkins, Jim Wayne and Susan Westrom.

Not voting: Lynn Bechler (R), Jeff Hoover (R), Dennis Horlander (D), Stan Lee (R) and Mary Lou Marzian (D).

Senate

Republicans voting yes: Ralph Alvarado, Joe Bowen, Jared Carpenter, Danny Carroll, Rick Girdler, David Givens, Ernie Harris, Jimmy Higdon, Paul Hornback, Stan Humphries, Chris McDaniel, Stephen Meredith, Albert Robinson, John Schickel, Wil Schroder, Dan Seum, Robert Stivers, Damon Thayer, Stephen West, Whitney Westerfield, Mike Wilson and Max Wise.

Republicans voting no: Tom Buford, C.B. Embry Jr., Alice Forgy Kerr, Julie Raque Adams and Brandon Smith.

Democrats voting yes: None.

Democrats voting no: Julian Carroll, Denise Harper Angel, Ray Jones, Morgan McGarvey, Gerald Neal, Dennis Parrett, Dorsey Ridley, Reginald Thomas, Johnny Ray Turner and Robin Webb.

Not voting: Perry Clark (D).

By John Cheves
Lexington Herald-Leader

Comments  

+1 #5 Jim Perry 2018-04-02 19:30
It all comes down to greed and jealousy of those not franchised in education, with the longevity pension? The state should ask itself if it wishes to retain a professional workforce in public education?
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+2 #4 Facts 2018-04-02 19:22
Representative York, who refuses to take her married name of Malone, because it would put her in the middle of the voting block,has not cast a meaningful vote since being in Frankfort. She consistently lays back waits until the issue is decided and then votes however will allow her to skate by the easiest. I have heard her make the statement many times “Her primary job is to see Rocky Adkins loses his power in Frankfort”. She’s nothing more then a want to be that will never be.

Plus she campaigned on the fact she had saved AK Steel employees jobs, which was a flat out LIE not one had been called back.
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0 #3 Jim Perry 2018-04-02 04:57
A legal precedent was already established back in the 1980s? Those franchised in a current pension plan could not be retroactively harmed? Only new employees were affected. CSRS retirement system vs. FERS. Thank you Mr.
President Reagan.
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+2 #2 Bad year for GOP 2018-04-01 02:13
Not even a vote allowed on medical marijuana or expanded gaming, two sources of additional funding for the state, and now this... I'm (historically) a Republican but gotta say, these people we got in Frankfort right now need to go. And I think they underestimate the influence and mobilizing ability of these teachers to make that happen.
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+1 #1 TheWholeStory 2018-03-31 18:44
Please note that Jill York voted YES to allow SB 151 to come to a vote even though it did not have an actuarial analysis as required by law. Her No vote on SB 151 was a moot vote. She is the last representative to cast a vote and SB 151 had already passed by the time she cast her NO vote so she was “safe from the wrath of her fellow Republicans” on that vote. They knew she had to vote No to even have a chance of getting through the primary in May. And do not think she supports public education because she voted YES to funding CHARTER SCHOOLS.
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