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Legislature works to find PERA solution in final hours of session

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As the 120th day of the legislature wraps up, finding a solution to PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) reform- is something lawmakers hope to get accomplished in the final hours. 

At the start of the session, legislators announced the reform as a top priority. 

The initial reform bill presented during this session had bi-partisan support, after a series of amendments in the house- it resulted in a conference committee on the bill. 

Some of the other top priorities lawmakers outlined this session included transportation funding, education funding, and child care tax credits. 

On Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill that would give millions of dollars to repairing roads and bridges in the state. 

Additionally, this session lawmakers increased per pupil spending by about $495. 

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