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The bill contains measures that would place the Public Employees Retirement Plan Police and Fire Fund on firmer financial footing.(Published Apr 26, 2013)
The House Ways and Means Committee met April 26 to consider and pass two omnibus pension bills. The bills, known as omnibus retirement bill I and omnibus retirement bill II, were combined by the Ways and Means Committee and sent to the House floor.(Published Feb 26, 2013)
A recently introduced bill would add surcharges to various insurance premiums in order to fund the existing policy and fire pension system.(Published Feb 4, 2013)
Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) will serve as chair of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement for the 2013-2014 biennium.(Published Jan 22, 2013)
The 2013-2014 Pension Commission, consisting of seven members of the Senate and seven members of the House, will convene for the first time on Jan. 29.(Published Dec 6, 2012)
The plan includes employer and employee contribution increases as well as substantial benefit reductions to address a funding deficiency.(Published Sep 19, 2012)
PERA offers group counseling at no charge to groups of 25 people or more.(Published Jun 27, 2012)
Legislative changes may assist volunteer fire departments recruit and retain volunteer firefighters.
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