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Date: Fri May 09 12:35:58 MDT 2014

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May 9, 2014

How Long Must New Hires Work to Get Pension Benefits?

A recent Urban Institute analysis shows how many years new state workers will need to put in before earning pension benefits from their employers.


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Pennsylvania Governor Won't Appeal Voter ID Ruling
Detroit Bankruptcy Legislation Calls for 20 Years of Oversight
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New York Medicaid Change Fuels Rush for Profitable Clients
Infrastructure & Environment
Texas City May Be First in State to Ban Fracking
The Problem with Low-Emission Cars: Collecting Gas Revenue
Public Safety & Justice
2 States Pass Bills to Prevent Smartphone Theft
Feds Reinforce School Rules for Accepting Undocumented Immigrants
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