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Pension Cuts For Teachers And State Employees: A Conversation With State Treasurer Beth Pearce

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Elodie Reed
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State Treasurer Beth Pearce submitted a proposal to the Vermont Legislature to cut retirement benefits for teachers and state employees in order to keep the state's pension fund solvent.

For years, people have been sounding the alarm about Vermont's unfunded pension liabilities. Now State Treasurer Beth Pearce is recommending a reduction in pension benefits for teachers and state employees. She says this is necessary to keep the state's pension fund solvent. This hour, Pearce explains her recommendations and we hear from the state employees and teachers unions. 

Our guests are:

You can also read the full statement from the Vermont-NEA Board of Directors here

How two Vermont teachers feel about the proposed pension cuts.
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Listen to Kate McCann's thoughts about Treasurer Beth Pearce's proposal.

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Listen to Susan Rosato's thoughts about Treasurer Beth Pearce's proposal.

Broadcast live on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at noon; Rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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