House balks at restructured retirement system payments


For the second consecutive year, the Kansas House is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her budget by restructuring payments to the state’s retirement system.

The House approved a bill that jettisoned the governor's plan to reduce the state’s contributions to the retirement system while stretching out the long-term payment schedule by 10 years.

However, the House agreed with part of the governor's plan to spend $268.4 million to cover missed retirement system payments in . . .


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