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Restoring Local Control of State-Governed Pension Plans one page brief
 
RESEARCH
 

Over the course of several decades, more than one dozen local retirement systems have successfully petitioned the Legislature to establish some or all of their pension plans in state law. Commonly codified plan elements include: contribution rates, benefit levels, and board composition. By securing their provisions in state law, this select group of state-governed systems has erected a major obstacle to community-driven reform and effectively cemented a series of unsustainable practices.

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