The Northerner

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court for being unconstitutional.   It wasn’t the beginning—nor end—of the fight for public pe...

Budget provision would let colleges fire tenured faculty

Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

Sam Rosenstiel, News Editor

March 29, 2018

Is tenure in trouble? A late addition to the Kentucky state budget would allow universities to fire tenured faculty when cutting programs.

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

Kentucky pension costs rise at expense of NKU employees, students

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 28, 2017

NKU’s pension costs increased by more than $15 million within the last decade, but the benefits for 800 pensioned staff have not changed. Administrators say something must be done to bring the money back to campus.

Amand: Pension costs “biggest hurdle” for NKU budget

Interim Pres. Gerard St. Amand said that pension contributions have increased in the last decade, but benefits for employees have not.

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

"This is the biggest, biggest hurdle to anything that we can do to try to fix our budget situation, and for the state as a whole,” Amand said at a Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

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