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Time to reform pension system
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While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government. State employees have 6.5 percent deducted from their paycheck to go toward their retirement benefits, and their employers contribute an even higher 9.68 percent toward those benefits. Employees expect the pension system to remain healthy so benefits will be there when they retire.