The state is faced with a tough budget choice

To the Editor,
This year marks 25 years since then-treasurer Jim Douglas recommended that the state change its trajectory from costly “defined benefit” retirement plans for state employees and teachers to “defined contribution” plans. Eleven years ago, in 2009, a special commission suggested a consideration of this same idea. I have previously written about our pressing need to consider a defined contribution option, as well as the “sleeping giant” of our unfunded liabilities.

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The Deerfield Valley News

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