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OPEB Deal Is In The Works

About $250 million needed in short term for retirement debt

July 19, 2011
By JOSELYN KING - Political Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - West Virginia lawmakers are close to striking a deal to pay off the state's debt for health care retirement benefits for public employees - estimated to be as much as $8 billion, said acting Senate President Jeff Kessler.

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