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Kansas state Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican, makes a point during a meeting of the House Pensions and Benefits Committee, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Rubin is the sponsor of an unsuccessful proposal to create a 401(k)-style plan for new public employees. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Alan Conroy, right, executive director of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, follows a House committee's debate on pension legislation, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Working to his left is Faith Loretto, KPERS planning and research officer. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas state Reps. James Todd, left, an Overland Park Republican, and Dan Hawkins, a Wichita Republican, confer during a meeting of the House Pensions and Benefits Committee, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The committee rejected proposals for a 401(k)-style plan for new public employees and an increase in existing retirees' pensions. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas public retiree advocates Henry Ludwick, left, and Ernie Claudel, watch as a House committee rejects a proposed increase in benefits for retired teachers and government workers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Ludwick is executive director of the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, and Claudel is vice chairman of the Kansas Coalition of Public Retirees. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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FILE - In a May 14, 2012, file photo Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, May 14, 2012. A rift between Gov. Jerry Brown and the board overseeing the nation's largest public pension fund over rising liabilities tied to longer retiree life expectancies highlights a concern about how decisions are made at an agency with tremendous influence over state finances. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, )

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FILE--In this July 31, 2013 file photo, Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler, center, talks with members of the Constitutional Security Force outside Borough Hall before the Gilberton Borough Council meeting in Gilberton, Pa. Kessler, who was suspended soon after posting videos of himself shooting department-owned automatic weapons and cursing liberals and others online in 2013. Gilberton borough reached a settlement agreement with Kessler on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, that pays him $30,000 and considers him as "separated from his employment and voluntarily retired." (AP Photo/Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer, File)

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FILE--In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, Gilberton, Pa. police chief, Mark Kessler speaks during a news conference in Frackville, Pa. Kessler, was suspended soon after posting videos of himself shooting department-owned automatic weapons and cursing liberals and others online in 2013. Gilberton borough reached a settlement agreement with Kessler on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, that pays him $30,000 and considers him as "separated from his employment and voluntarily retired." (AP Photo/Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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This screen image shows the website for Maryland's online health care exchange. House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama’s health care law need to look no further than their own back yards, some of which are traditionally liberal strongholds. Maryland’s online health care exchange has been plagued by computer glitches since its rollout last year, reflected in abysmal enrollment numbers well below projections through January. The state’s lone Republican in Congress, Rep. Andy Harris, has asked the inspector general of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to investigate. (AP Photo/State of Maryland)

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Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, said states need to have the "freedom and flexibility to craft policies" on CNN's "State of the Union." (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, said states need to have the "freedom and flexibility to craft policies" on CNN's "State of the Union." (Associated Press)

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION - The audience embraces the message at AIDS Healthcare Foundation's community forum in a nationwide series on "AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue" at Holman United Methodist Church, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The events highlight the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American and Latino communities in the US, and includes events in Mississippi, Texas, California and Louisiana. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)