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Branstad, locals differ on pension woes

posted Feb 25, 2013, 2:44 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:59 PM ]
 | Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier | January 27, 2013 | 
Cities like Waterloo and Cedar Falls struggled to hold property taxes down in recent years because of rising costs of funding pensions for police and firefighters. In an interview with The Courier's editorial board Thursday, Gov. Terry Branstad said he could lend assistance to changing the pension formula, but thinks cities need to be willing to take on the unions to get them to pitch in a bigger share.