WA senator wants to axe pension plans for elected officials

Staff writerJanuary 8, 2014 

John Braun

AARON BARNA — Washington State Legislature

A state Senator wants to eliminate pension plans for all Washington's elected officials, KPLU's Austin Jenkins reports.

State Sen. John Braun, who is chairman of the Senate Trade & Economic Development Committee, wants elected officials to switch to using 401(k)-style plans, Jenkins reported Wednesday.

Boeing machinists in Washington recently approved a contract that would adopt 401(k)-type plans in place of traditional pensions; Braun told Jenkins he thinks elected officials should follow suit.

KPLU has more details.

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