Lawmaker wants details on PERS study

JACKSON — A top Mississippi lawmaker said Friday budget writers deserve to hear directly from the leader of a governor’s commission studying the Public Employees Retirement System.
House Banking Committee Chairman George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, said he’s considering issuing a subpoena for Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel, the man appointed by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour to study PERS.
Flaggs said he wants to know whether the commission might recommend changing or eliminating annual cost-of-living payments — the so-called 13th check.