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Emergency Responders Want Pension Plan Changes

Emergency responders in Kansas are asking state lawmakers to make changes to their pension plans. Under current law, police and firefighters reach their maximum retirement benefits after 32 years on the job. Kansas City, Kan., firefighter Bob Wing says the cap encourages healthy workers to retire earlier than they otherwise might.

The cap has been in place for decades. Similar caps exist for Kansas judges, but there is no limit for most other public workers.

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