pensions http://kbia.org en Missouri to pay more for state worker pensions http://kbia.org/post/missouri-pay-more-state-worker-pensions <p>Missouri will chip in nearly $330 million next year to pay for state worker pensions.</p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports state government will pay about 20 percent more than in the current year largely because of lower investment returns and longer life expectancies. The board for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System approved the increase by a 10-1 vote.</p><p>State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the increased payment is not a surprise.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:51:51 +0000 Associated Press 21666 at http://kbia.org Missouri to pay more for state worker pensions Columbia leaders detail plan to address pension problem http://kbia.org/post/columbia-leaders-detail-plan-address-pension-problem <p>City leaders are asking Columbia city council to allow them to make significant changes to the city&rsquo;s benefit plans for new employees. It&rsquo;s an effort to address the city&rsquo;s ailing pensions. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:53:49 +0000 Jon Ingram 17444 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers rework budget, discuss fate of blind pension fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-rework-budget-discuss-fate-blind-pension-fund <p>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have crafted a proposal designed to preserve funding for blind pensions. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:56:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12208 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers rework budget, discuss fate of blind pension fund