Tag Archives: Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi

Dems vow ‘blockade’ of PERS revamp plan

January 15, 2013

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Proclaiming that a full scale attack on the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is soon to be underway at the Capitol, Democratic legislators gathered Tuesday to pledge a fight to the finish on the issue. “We’re going to be a blockade,” declared House Minority Leader Bobby Moak at the close of a late morning […]

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CARTER: If we can’t access PERS, Redevelopment Authority information, you can’t either

November 29, 2012

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I’ve always bought into the adage that readers don’t care what a journalist must go through to get information for a story. Readers don’t want to hear that Councilman Smith bolted his door shut when you arrived at his office to ask who paid for that wonderful new Olympic-sized swimming pool, cabana and tennis court […]

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RETIREMENT VERDICT — Study panel says report is prescription for sustaining state public workers’ retirement

December 15, 2011

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The strategy is to structure benefits consistent with a  policy that encourages workers to stay on the job until age 62 “All the cards are on the table face up.” So went the pronouncement of Gov. Haley Barbour last week in detailing a 40-page report that calls for saving over $100 million annually in taxpayer […]

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