Monday, July 20, 2015

Candidates for the LASERS Board of Trustees Election

Eight candidates are running in the 2015 Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System (LASERS) Board of Trustees Election. A random drawing was held today to determine ballot positions for the candidates.

Voting by LASERS members via mail, phone, or the Internet will begin September 25, 2015 and end October 23, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (Central Time). View the election schedule and detailed information here. Click on the candidates' names below to review their platforms and qualifications.
2015 Board of Trustees Retired Candidates
Two Trustees to be elected.

(Listed in ballot order)

2015 Board of Trustees Active Candidates
Three Trustees to be elected. 

(Listed in ballot order)

Friday, June 19, 2015

COLA Bill Vetoed by Governor

HB 42, sponsored by Representative Sam Jones, was vetoed by the Governor today. The bill would have authorized a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of up to 1.5 percent (based on the amount of funds available in the Experience Account) for eligible retirees and beneficiaries payable July 1, 2015. The legislation also contained a number of pension reform provisions. HB 42 was supported by the LASERS Board of Trustees.