Kentucky House in chaos due to Hoover sex scandal — Bevin's Twitter account

  • Kentucky House in chaos due to Hoover sex scandal — Bevin's Twitter account

Kentucky House in chaos due to Hoover sex scandal — Bevin's Twitter account

Several schools in northern Kentucky are closed Friday as teachers rally in Frankfort.

Governor Bevin's office had warned Kentucky lawmakers earlier on Friday that they risked a poorly balanced state budget due to mistakes made in the hurriedly passed tax code overhaul on April 2, which Bevin vetoed this week. Those going on their own are taking personal days.

Organizers ask community members to join the demonstration and wear respective school colors.

Fayette County Public Schools - the second-largest district - has also canceled classes. "We apologize for any inconvenience, but this will be an important day to advocate for students".

That day, more than 10,000 teachers gathered into the Capitol to protest, partly in response to changes to the pension system that were rushed through the legislature the week before - hours after the provisions were first revealed in an unannounced committee hearing.

The governor tweeted criticism of lawmaker efforts on the revenue and budget bills as the House began debating the vetoed tax bill, which calls for a flat income tax and new taxes on certain products and services.

Republican lawmakers cited additional education spending put into the two-year state budget bill as one of the main reasons the override was necessary.

Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit against Bevin on Wednesday, seeking to block the pension bill.

Governor Bevin, went on WHAS radio Thursday morning responding to the teachers cries about the budget.

He criticized Kentucky's new pension bill for two days and then signed it into law. He said it breaks the "inviolable contract" with Kentucky's teachers and other public workers.