Thursday, September 8, 2011

Honor Your Promise website aims to fight PERS cuts

If you are a PERS covered employee, or are concerned about the Public Employees Retirement System, you need to run over to As you most likely already know, Gov. Haley Barbour has convened a "study commission" to find ways to save money on PERS. And as you most likely already know, "everything is on the table."

Here's some things you may not know: In 2010, then-State Rep. Steven Palazzo (R) introduced HB 1243, which would have cut the 13th check, and thereby affecting 80,000-plus PERS members. Furthermore, the Phil Bryant-led State Senate voted to shut down PERS altogether this year rather than allowing an increase in employer contributions to stabilize the system.

So run, don't walk, over to There's a petition to sign, news about the PERS Study Commission, and even a page where you can calculate your benefit cuts.

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