All ten of our Weber County legislators met with OEA/WEA leadership last evening to talk about public education funding and retirement changes. Glen Larsen, PAC chair, organized the evening. OEA President Doug Stephens and WEA President Marlene Irons presented information to the legislators and a discussion followed. Brad Dee, House Speaker, said that he has been working with Sen. Liljenquist, Bountiful, on any changes to the retirement program. Actuarials have told the legislators that without changes in contribution rates or benefits, the program will not be able to pay out the defined benefits of those retiring in the next few years. He feels that all of the employees at this time should be "held harmless" and that any changes would affect new employees. It will be a hot topic at the session this year.