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APNewsBreak: Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers and their families in roughly half of the state's law-enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.

Most of the state's police officers and firefighters are in a separate retirement system given the hazardous nature of their jobs. But local governments covering 47 percent of the state's law-enforcement agencies have opted to put their police and sheriff's departments into the nonhazardous retirement...