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Teachers’ Retirement System

Judge blocks planned cut in raises for retired teachers

HELENA—A Helena district judge on Friday halted, for now, a planned cut in the annual cost-of-living raises paid to thousands of retired educators.

December 27, 2013 5:42 pmLoading…

Attorneys representing teachers argue that COLA cuts are unconstitutional

HELENA — The 2013 Legislature unconstitutionally broke a contact with retired educators when it reduced their annual cost-of-living increases for their pensions, attorneys for the MEA-MFT union and some current and retired education employees said in court Wednesday.

December 04, 2013 4:46 pmLoading…

Lawsuit challenges upcoming cost-of-living cuts to retired educators

HELENA — Six current and retired educators and the MEA-MFT union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging part of a new law that will lower annual cost-of-living raises for retired teachers from 1.5 percent to 0.5 percent on Jan. 1.

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Public Employees' Retirement System pension in better shape, actuaries say

HELENA — The Montana Public Employees’ Retirement System pension fund is in much better financial shape now after some major changes were put in place by the 2013 Legislature, actuaries told a board Thursday.

October 10, 2013 1:23 pmLoading…
2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

HELENA — From bison to abortion, from school funding to public-employee pensions, the 2013 Montana Legislature tackled a host of meaty and expensive issues during its 87-day session that ended on Wednesday.

April 28, 2013 7:00 am Photos


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Senate OKs 2 pension bills

Senate OKs 2 pension bills

HELENA — The Senate on Wednesday endorsed the two major bills seeking to repair Montana’s financially troubled pension funds for teachers and public employees.

April 17, 2013 3:26 pm Related Loading…
State pension plans 'unsustainable' without changes, researcher says

State pension plans 'unsustainable' without changes, researcher says

HELENA — Montana’s pension plans are on an “unsustainable course,” and current contribution policies will never pay off their combined $4.3 billion in shortfalls, a researcher from the Pew Center on the States told legislators Tuesday.

February 12, 2013 7:39 pm Related Loading…

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