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Lawmakers agree on pension bill

Measure would tighten rules, bar sweetheart deals

Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo at a press conference yesterday to announce an agreement on pension legislation. Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo at a press conference yesterday to announce an agreement on pension legislation. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / June 11, 2009

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State lawmakers agreed yesterday to end some of the most egregious pension abuses that have plagued the Massachusetts state retirement system for decades, cutting a deal to eliminate sweetheart provisions, tighten the rules, and - they hope - repair at least some of the damage inflicted on Beacon Hill by a series of controversies. (Full article: 1254 words)

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