Governor Bobby Jindal’s Budget Plan
Part of Governor Jindal's proposed budget savings plan would call for some state employees to put more of their take-home pay into state retirement. Some state lawmakers voice doubts about a facet of Governor Jindal's budget plan pertaining to state retirement. The plan proposes to save state dollars by making some state employees pay more into their retirement plan. Governor Jindal says about 57% of state employees would be affected. Mr. Jindal says the state would save up to $24-million by having state workers--in non-hazardous positions--pay an additional 3% of their take-home pay into LASERS, the Lousiana State Employee Retirement System. He says the state will still pick up the lion's share.