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Wyoming legislators act to bolster state pension funds

JACKSON — Several bills signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon aim to safeguard pension funds for state employees across Wyoming.

Government employees receive pensions through the state of Wyoming, and the Legislature controls how much of their salary they can contribute for retirement.

David Swindell, executive director of the Wyoming Retirement System, said there was catching-up to do to ensure funds will be healthy for employees in 30 years. The promise of a pension is the No. 1 recruitment and retention tool used to fill positions across the state, Swindell said.

Effective July 1, retirement...

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