Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:28 PM by MTN News
On Tuesday, the Joint Pensions Committee will hear a bill that would increase employer contributions for the public employees' retirement systems.
The bill is one of many proposals legislators are considering this week aimed at stabilizing the state pension system, which is plagued with shortfalls.
Democratic sponsor Franke (Frank-ee) Wilmer of Bozeman says the bill would phase in a 1 percent increase over four years.
"These smaller changes will help contribute to the larger change we need to see to stabilize these funds."
Meanwhile...the House Judiciary Committee will hear a joint resolution to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Citizens United allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on independent political expenditures.
And, the House Taxation Committee will hear the Senate's joint resolution on the revenue estimate.
The estimate determines how much the state can legally spend over the next two years.