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InTakes on Insight Now - Cutting public worker benefits
Posted at 7:46 AM on March 15, 2011
by Michael Caputo
On Monday we asked about a proposal in the Minnesota state legislature to make public employees pay more into their pension accounts. MPR tapped its Public Insight Network for responses. We've laid those out below, segmented by two key questions.
- First: Why shouldn't public employees have to kick in more for pension benefits when the state runs a deficit?
- Second: Why wouldn't raising taxes on Minnesotans be an alternative to cutting public worker benefits?
Many responses came from current and former public employees. We tried to give some different perspectives based on what the experience of the source is.