Retirement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming's Retirement System Shows Improved Outlook http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-retirement-system-shows-improved-outlook <p>After meeting with its actuaries, the Wyoming Retirement System&nbsp;learned&nbsp;it’s doing better than expected. That’s thanks to the legislature’s increases to the state’s contributions to the fund, and investment returns that came in above projections.&nbsp; Executive Director Ruth Ryerson says the long term outlook for the retirement fund is excellent.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:49:43 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60043 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Retirement System Shows Improved Outlook WY House of Reps. considers bill to raise retirement age for Supreme Court Justices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-house-reps-considers-bill-raise-retirement-age-supreme-court-justices <p>Another effort to change Wyoming’s mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court Justices and State Court Judges has gained initial support from the state House of Representatives.&nbsp; The current retirement age is 70 and a number of groups have called for that mandatory age to be raised because they say that too many good judges are being forced into retirement.&nbsp; The most recent was Supreme Court Justice Michael Golden.&nbsp; But in the past, the House and Senate could not reach a consensus on what the retirement age should be.&nbsp; Sponsor, Cheyenne Republican Dan Zwonitzer, says he Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:24:33 +0000 Bob Beck 35307 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY House of Reps. considers bill to raise retirement age for Supreme Court Justices Retirement Bill Fails http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/retirement-bill-fails <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has defeated a bill that would have changed the state retirement system.&nbsp; Cheyenne Republican Bryan Pedersen wanted those hired after July first 2014 to be entered into a 401K style retirement plan versus the current defined benefit plan.&nbsp;</p><p>The reason for the defeat is because Pedersen believes the current state plan will run out of money.&nbsp;</p><p>However, opponents questioned Pedersen&rsquo;s numbers and his timing,&nbsp;and Casper Republican Steve Harshman says it&rsquo;s too big of a change in a short budget session.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:37:42 +0000 Bob Beck 19701 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Retirement Bill Fails