Louisiana legislature considers several bills that would change public pensions and impact taxpayers

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this legislative session, Louisiana’s lawmakers are trying to tackle some of the difficult issues facing the state. Many of the bills under consideration would affect the state’s public retirement systems, which impacts not only government workers and retirees but also the taxpayers who fund these benefits. 

The most notable measures being considered align closely with three national public retirement plan trends dealing with the current rise in the cost of goods, states’ difficulty retaining public workers, and the politicization of public pension fund investments. Here’s the Pension Integrity Project’s overview of these trends and the public retirement-related legislation currently being

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