Governor Jay Nixon says the pension reform bill he signed today will save the state over 650 million dollars over the next ten years. Nixon signed House bill one today, one of two issues the general assembly dealt with in the 2010 special summer session. Nixon says the reforms contained in the bill will allow Missouri to avoid many of the pitfalls that other states are falling into with their pension systems. The governor says the bill changes the state pension system to coordinate with more closely with private sector pension systems, allowing the state to keep the pension plan solvent. The bill was carried in the House by Representative James Viebrock of Republic and in the Senate by Senator Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau.