A fight is brewing in the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City over funding for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System. Its board of trustees has requested an additional $45 million from the state to help cover costs in the fiscal year that begins July 1. House Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican, says that big a funding boost isn’t possible with the state facing a massive budget shortfall.
A fight is brewing in the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City over funding for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System. Its board of trustees has requested an additional $45 million from the state to help cover costs in the fiscal year that begins July 1. House Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican, says that big a funding boost isn’t possible with the state facing a massive budget shortfall. Inauguration Day file photo by Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
A fight is brewing in the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City over funding for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System. Its board of trustees has requested an additional $45 million from the state to help cover costs in the fiscal year that begins July 1. House Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican, says that big a funding boost isn’t possible with the state facing a massive budget shortfall. Inauguration Day file photo by Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

Cost of Missouri pension system creating conflict among Republican officials

March 14, 2017 2:52 PM