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Lawmakers In 9 States Target Own Pension Perks - USATODAY.com

02/08/2012 08:29 am ET

Lawmakers in nine states -- Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey and South Carolina -- are advancing legislation to scale back their own pensions by closing loopholes and lucrative retirement plans that have let thousands of former lawmakers earn more in retirement than while in office.

Legislators in three states -- Idaho, Iowa and South Carolina -- are seeking to end special pension perks that USA TODAY revealed in a September investigation. That story described how more than 4,100 legislators in 33 states were positioned to benefit from special retirement laws they and their predecessors enacted.

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