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Gretchen Hoffman co-sponsors controverisal bill on public employee pensions

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota public employees would pay more toward their pensions in a bill unions say is like one in Wisconsin that drew national attention.

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Sens. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, and Mike Parry, R-Waseca, introduced their bill Monday as a way to help plug a $5 billion state budget deficit by reducing state expenses.

"This will help the funds stay viable," Hoffman said. "The track they are on is not viable."

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