Retirement system trustees weigh legislative-pitch options

Trustees want more time to review their actuaries' projections

By Michael R. Wickline
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas State Employees Association's executive director has suggested several options for the trustees for the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System to consider pursuing in the 2021 regular session.

The system's trustees decided Wednesday that they want more time to review their actuaries' projections about their options and hear from other groups before they decide what system-improving bills they want state lawmakers to consider in the legislative session that begins in January.

The trustees said they hope to make their final decisions in June and possibly in July before the Legislature's public retirement committee meets in town-hall meetings with members in August and September. READ MORE.

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