A St. Louis judge has ruled that the city can establish a new pension system for firefighters.
Judge Robert Dierker made the ruling Monday.
The new system went into effect retroactively Feb.1 and will require firefighters to contribute 9 percent to their retirement. That’s one percent more than currently.
Jeff Rainford---the chief of staff for Mayor Francis Slay---says the new pension will save the city $4 million this year and still benefit firefighters.