Jindal Wants To Reform State Employee Retirement Program
Governor Bobby Jindal says he can save taxpayers millions of dollars with his new proposals for reforming the state employee retirement program. Jindal says with the retirement program costing taxpayers nearly $2 billion this year alone, now is the time that workers should contribute more to their own retirement. He's proposing increasing the share paid by them into the system by 3%. Jindal also wants to change the age of eligibility for state workers to collect retirement. Jindal's reform plan will come in a series of bills for the March Legislative session.