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Bill to fix PERA amended to exclude taxpayers from ‘shared responsibility’

Author: Joey Bunch - March 15, 2018 - Updated: March 15, 2018

A bill to fill a $32 billion to $50 billion hole in the Public Employees' Retirement Association won't have the public employers' help, if an amendment passed in Senate Bill 200's first committee hearing sticks. In a five-member committee with three Republicans, Sen. Jack Tate. R-Centennial, needed to make the change to secure enough GOP support to keep the legislation alive.

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.