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Top Stories: Senate Committee Today Will Hear Bill To Fix Dallas’ First Responder Pension

May 18, 2017

The top local stories this morning:

A bill to fix the Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund goes before a state Senate committee this morning

HB 3158 already passed in the House. City leaders and retirees took issue with some of the provisions, such as governance and how much the city and first responders would have to pay into the fund. But both sides last week said they worked out an agreement after meeting with senators in Austin.

The retirement fund for first responders could run out of money in 10 years without a legislative fix, due to risky investments and overly generous benefits.

Other stories this morning:

  • Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Dallas yesterday for the annual Dallas Police Memorial.
  • A new documentary opens this weekend focusing on Chris Burden, a performance artist and sculptor whose work questioned the very nature of art.

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