PERS cuts fast-tracked

PERS cuts fast-tracked

A Democratic plan to cut PERS could reach Gov. John Kitzhaber's desk next week.

The Legislature's budget committee is scheduled to vote Friday to advance the pension-cutting bill, setting the stage for votes in the full House and Senate. Kitzhaber's office says the governor will sign it.

Republicans vow to oppose the effort, saying it's too paltry to effectively deal with rising pension costs.

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