Jackson Co. supervisors say clock is ticking for SRHS pension plan compromise

We need to help find a pension plan solution now. That’s the message the Jackson County Board of Supervisors expressed to Singing River Health System retirees regarding their underfunded retirement plan Monday. Some retirees say the board should have put forth more effort to help months ago.

“We have all along asked y’all meet with the retirees,” SRHS retiree supporter Eddie Manning said.

Emotions ran high at the first board meeting since last week’s election that resulted in two supervisors heading to runoffs and two being voted out. The board and its attorney spent nearly the entire meeting warning retirees about the negative effects of this ongoing battle with the hospital for 100 percent of their money.