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Changing PERS board’s makeup could spark high-profile 2012 fight

Altering retirement ages of Mississippi’s public workers and temporally freezing retiree cost of living raises are not the only likely flashpoints ahead in this year’s Legislature. Look for equal volatility over proposals for an increased private-sector presence on the board of trustees of the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System and increased oversight of the trust fund’s daily operation. A report ...

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Lawmaker considering subpoena of Schloegel

JACKSON — A top Mississippi lawmaker says budget writers deserve to hear directly from the leader of a governor’s commission that’s studying the Public Employees Retirement System. House Banking Committee Chairman George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, says he’s considering issuing a subpoena for Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel, the man appointed by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour to study PERS. Flaggs said he wants ...

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Barbour says bill 'hijacks' state budget

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says a bill that has passed the U.S. Senate aimed at education, jobs and Medicaid assistance will cost the state up to $100 million and force a retooling of the state budget. “The bill as passed the Senate will force Mississippi to rewrite its current year (FY11) budget,” Barbour wrote in a statement. “Preliminary estimates ...

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