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New Mexico public pension reform passes in Senate

The Associated Press
Created: February 12, 2020 04:10 PM

SANTA FE, N.M.- The Senate has passed proposal to shore up New Mexico's overextended pension fund for about 115,000 state and local government workers.

Senators approved the measure Wednesday in a 25-15 vote with some moderate Democrats voting against the measure.


The bill responds to concerns about $6.6 billion in unfunded pension liabilities that are weighing down the credit rating of the state and its largest city and driving up borrowing costs.

Managers of the $16 billion fund overseen by the the Public Employees Retirement Association say an economic downturn could severely undermine the fund's long-term solvency and its ability to meet retirement obligations.

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