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Sen. Burlison discusses state government worker pension

How do you get a retired Missouri state government worker’s attention? Bring up potential changes to the agencies that manage his pension. Springfield Senator Eric Burlison said that he’d like to see LAGERS and M-PERS become one agency.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to merge those two funds together and find some efficiencies there, some economies of scale,” Burlison said.

LAGERS oversees many state employee retirement funds, while M-PERS handles pensions for the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol.

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