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Collins would freeze, not cut, 13th checks for state workers

State Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo is courageously preparing legislation to address growing financial problems with the state retirement system (PERS). She said her goal was to start a conversation about PERS’ long-term sustainability. “This is the elephant in the room,” she told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “We should not be afraid to talk about it.” Collins proposal would ...

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Lawmakers pass PERS policy change

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate passed a bill Tuesday that aims to prevent “double dipping” by state employees who retire and then return to work as part-time or contract workers for the government. The bill would require state agencies to make a contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) fund for those employees, even though the contract workers and ...

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