KYGOP Chair Calls For Investigation of Beshear on Exploding Pension Scandal

May 27th, 2011 · 2:24 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

Last night, the Lexington Herald-Leader broke a major story on Governor Steve Beshear’s office meddling at the Kentucky Retirement Systems on behalf of political supporters.  From the story:

“At least twice in recent years, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office called the Kentucky Retirement Systems to suggest meetings with two of the governor’s Democratic political supporters who were working on behalf of private investment companies.”

Today, Kentucky Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson called for an investigation into this burgeoning scandal. From the RPK’s release:

“It is obvious that Steve Beshear’s Administration has been far more worried about lining the pockets of political allies than the proper management and performance of state workers’ and state teachers’ retirement funds,” said Robertson.  “Where is our Attorney General on this?  I know he’s busy with yet another campaign, but the Governor is playing politics with the state’s pension funds and no one is safeguarding the people here.”

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