Panel recommends pension alternative for Arizona
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PHOENIX (AP) - A committee that studied funding issues with Arizona's pension system for public employees is recommending that current and former workers be allowed to move into a 401(k)-style plan as an optional alternative to fixed-benefit pensions.
The report by the pension-study committee led by state Treasurer Doug Ducey says the state should also raise the retirement age for future public employees if Arizona is interested in changing its underfunded public-pension system.
Ducey's committee presented its report at a hearing Thursday.
The Arizona Republic reports Republican committee member Sen. Steve Yarbrough says he will seek legislative approval of some of the report's recommendations.
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