Tucson considers cutting public safety pensions

April 10, 2013

Another Arizona city is looking to cut public pensions costs. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to find ways to reduce the costs of police and fire pensions.

The Arizona Daily Star reports, a decade ago Tucson paid less than $5 million for public-safety pensions, but that amount is expected to reach $42 million next year. The combination of economic woes, hiring freezes, and employee retirements are seen as contributing to the pension-cost hikes.

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