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KS Special Commission Recommends Changes to Pension Plan for Teachers

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This week, a study commission appointed by the state legislature decided to recommend changes to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Concerns are that because state revenues are declining, taxpayers will not be able to afford the system as it is currently structured. Teachers, legislators and other public workers are members of KPERS.

For more information, see the coverage in the Topeka Capital-Journal: http://tinyurl.com/88s9dex

And The Hutchinson News published a good analysis of the issues faced by the pension commission: http://tinyurl.com/d2942vj

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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