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State Rep. Noel Campbell, standing left, responds to questions from the audience during a Citizens Tax Committee (CTC) presentation on the state of the PSPRS (Public Safety Personnel Retirement System), while fellow state Rep. David Stringer, right, looks on.

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How did Prescott get into PSPRS trouble?

Prescott suffered from pension fund's financial challenges

The first wave hit in 2001-02 with the “dot.com” crash. Soon after, Arizona’s public-safety pension fund was battered again by another, even larger, wave with the 2008-09 “great recession.”

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State appoints panel to look at PSPRS options

Campbell, Stringer both part of 7-person group

Getting the word out statewide about the growing liabilities of Arizona’s public-safety pension system is among the goals of a newly appointed legislative committee, says the committee’s chairman, State Rep. Noel Campbell.

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Fixing PSPRS will require multiple actions, says local tax-watchdog group

With a statewide shortfall of $8.2 billion, Arizona’s public-safety pension system is in “critical condition,” according to members of a local tax watchdog group.