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The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is a ticking fiscal time bomb.

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PERS of Mississippi Has Unattainable Goals

A recently released report by the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) Committee of the Mississippi Legislature attempts to address the fiscal issues with Mississippi's pension system for state, municipal and county employees, but doesn't go far enough to offer solutions to fix the ailing fund. The report mentions that the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi's fiscal...
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A BPF View - PERS Fiscal Time Bomb

A BPF View – PERS Fiscal Time Bomb

According to data from the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi, the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) given to retirees, often in a year-ending lump sum known as the "13th check," is threatening to hollow out the pension fund's finances. 
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A BPF View: Mississippi's Credit Rating

A Bigger Pie View: Mississippi’s Credit Rating

PERS and the state's budgetary issues are two main reasons for the downgrade.
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Pension

Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is in serious jeopardy, as the number of retirees increase and the unfunded liabilities continue to grow.
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NY appeals court decision details suit alleging kickback scheme involving Jim Hood’s outside counsel

On February 29, an article in Forbes came out with an article detailing a US 2nd District Court opinion that involved Mississippi litigation outsourced by Jim Hood that involved a lawsuit involving an alleged kickback scheme.
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Mississippi's Chronic Debt Crisis

Mississippi plagued by stagnant economy and growing debt

A briefing on Mississippi’s economy given by the state economist and treasurer to leaders of the legislature on Wednesday reveal a stagnant economy and a growing debt.
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