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Pension reform efforts have been making headlines recently as state and local governments have been scrutinizing expenses to make ends meet in the recession. High-profile debates in Wisconsin, New Jersey and elsewhere in 2011 renewed attention on government employee retirement benefits and salaries. For several years, states and local governments have been adjusting their employee benefit plans to eliminate pensions.

American City & County covers pension reform news as it relates to states and local governments in the United States.

Other Information Sources on Citizen Engagement

State and Local Government Benefits Association web site

National Association of State Retirement Administrators web site

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Pension Reform page

National Institute on Retirement Security web site

Government Finance Officers Association web site

Social Security Administration's Information for Government Employees

CSLGE report comparing public and private sector compensation

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