Tate Reeves discusses outcome of PERS vote

The move last month by the Public Employees’ Retirement System board to delay a $54 million increase in employer contributions may have saved the state some money in the short term, but it came at a price, according to State Treasurer Tate Reeves.

“The message that is sent by delaying it and not funding it as required is a bad one,” said Reeves, who stopped by the Hattiesburg American on Wednesday morning during a visit to the Hub City.

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