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State lawmaker wants to raise retirement age

One Wisconsin State lawmaker wants to raise the minimum retirement age for state employees.

Republican Senator Duey Stroebel wants the age to go from 55 to 57.

He's also proposing to change how much the retirement payout would be based on the top 5 years of work rather than the top three years.

"Look at the private sector who even has a pension anymore, let alone the ability to retire at 50 it just isn't out there or 55 for all the other wrs employees so I think it’s reasonable," said Stroebel.   

Stroebel said he believed the bills could save the state money. Although he said a study needs to be done to find out how much.

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