UPDATE: City Aldermen Pass Firefighter Pension Cuts

Kevin Killeen

Updated at 11:36 a.m.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — City aldermen approve St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s fireman pension bill.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  A plan to control pension costs by cutting back on benefits for firefighters comes up later today before the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

Crafted by Mayor Francis Slay’s office, Board Bill 12 would slash benefits for current and future firefighters.

Cutting pensions for current employees could spark a lawsuit according to attorney Dan Tobben, who represents pension trustees.

He cites what’s being done in other cities across the country.

“The vast majority of places have only attempted to reduce benefits for new hires and not try to alter benefits for existing employees,” Tobben tells KMOX News.

A companion measure – Board Bill 11 – has been passed but is already tied up in a lawsuit, with a judge issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent it from taking effect.


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