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LASERS group discusses state retirement issues in LC meeting

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The retirement benefits for state workers has been a hot topic around the state with state workers concerned about their pension system.

Representatives from the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System (LASERS) addressed a Lake Charles group on Tuesday morning at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Retirees were able to ask questions about their pension plan including getting information on recent efforts by the Jindal Administration to fix flaws in the system and other proposed changes within the state Legislature.

Trey Boudreaux, assistant director for LASERS, was at the meeting. He said there are many retirement-related issues to watch.

"There are some bills that are problematic to us as far as changing the game in the middle of an active employee's time in the system. They're trying to change the employee contribution and raise the final average compensation," he said.

Both active and eligible retired state workers were invited to Tuesday's meeting, representing four regional parishes.

The Legislative session begins April 8 in Baton Rouge.

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