Kansas governor Laura Kelly signs legislation aimed at paying back the state’s retirement program.
Kelly signed Senate Bill 9 Friday, paying back $115 million to the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System. The money is for a skipped payment to KPERS, along with interest. The bill differs with Kelly’s initial plan to reamortize those funds over a thirty year period. In signing bill, Kelly said, “Kansas is what it is in large part thanks to our public employees. Working as firefighters, teachers, engineers and so much more our state retirees made their own special contribution to kansas throughout the course of their professional lives.”