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Judge rules La. retirement plan unconstitutional

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to shift future rank-and-file state workers to a 401(k)-style retirement plan is unconstitutional because it didn’t receive enough support from lawmakers, a judge ruled Thursday.

“Because the Legislature did not pass this by a two-thirds majority, I think it’s invalid,” said state District Judge William Morvant in Baton Rouge.

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