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Ky. Senate panel votes to end Confederate pension fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Less than 150 years after the Civil War, the Kentucky General Assembly is moving swiftly and decisively to remove a statute that provides pensions for Confederate veterans.

The measure, which passed the House of Representatives 98-0 on Feb. 29, was approved Wednesday by a 7-0 vote in the Senate State and Local Government Committee and sent to the Senate.

The sponsor, Republican Rep. Adam Koenig of Erlanger, said the bill simply eliminates Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 206, which deals with the Confederate soldiers' pension fund.

Koenig assured senators that no money was left in the fund and that no one has been eligible to benefit from it for more than 50 years.

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