Topeka Kansas legislators are examining the long-term funding problems faced by the state pension fund for teachers and government workers.
The House Appropriations Committee was to start its discussion Tuesday with a report from the University of Kansas about the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Report author Art Hall is scheduled to testify.
The report has raised eyebrows throughout state government for describing KPERS as "bankrupt" because of its long-term funding issues. Many state officials say the description is too harsh.
Late last year, KPERS projected the gap between its income and expenses over the next 25 years at $8.3 billion. However, KPERS officials say no current retirees' benefits are in danger.