End of Session Marks a Productive Year

Last Friday marked the end of what has turned out to be a surprisingly productive session.  This year was a refreshing change from recent sessions past in which the chambers found their legislative work slowed by conflict and infighting and PQs.  Both chambers worked diligently to ensure this year was a different story. 

Tagged Legislation, 2018 Session

A Quick Legislative Update

We are entering into the final few weeks of session, as we continue to watch several bills that could impact LAGERS.  Back in January, I wrote about three bills in particular: House Bill 1329, House Bill 2044, and Senate Bill 628.  All three of these bills contain language that would allow for Metro Planning Organizations and Soil and Water Conservation Districts to seek membership in the LAGERS system.   

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A Behind the Scenes Peek Inside LAGERS’ First Legislative Day!

Last week, LAGERS members gathered in Jefferson City to take part in a very first for our retirement system - an Advocacy Day.  An advocacy day is an opportunity for members from across our state to gather in the capitol to demonstrate a physical presence of our system and to visit with legislators about the value of their LAGERS benefit.  We had a great time, visited with tons of legislators, and brought some serious pension energy to the capitol building!!  Here are a few highlights from our day!

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A Look Back at the 2017 Legislative Session

Tagged 2017 Session, Employers, General Assembly, Legislation, Members, Retirees

2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Tagged Employers, Legislation, Members, Prospective Members, Retirees

2015 Legislative Session Closes with Little Passed

The gridlock that held many bills hostage in the final days of Missouri’s 2015 Regular Legislative Session made no exceptions for three LAGERS bills, all of which stalled in the final days of session last week.

Tagged Employers, LAGERS Bills, Legislation, Members, Session

Is My LAGERS Benefit Secure?

You’ve probably been hearing chatter in the media about the recent Congressional Spending Bill, which includes provisions that may allow certain multiemployer pension benefits to be cut.  Many of the articles in the news are unclear about which plans are affected by this particular bill and have raised further questions from our members about the security of their LAGERS benefit.

Tagged congress, General Assembly, Legislation, Members, Retirees, Secure, Security

The 2015 Missouri Legislative Session: What You Need to Know


The 2015 Missouri Legislative Session will begin January 8th so I thought I would give readers a preview of what LAGERS will be focusing on during the upcoming assembly.

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