BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota state lawmaker is suggesting that teacher contract bargaining rights be abolished, but the idea isn't likely to go anywhere.

Rep. Bette Grande is chairwoman of a legislative committee that's working out the final details of a teacher pension bill.

House and Senate negotiators are stalled on the issue of raising teacher pension contributions.

Grande wants to prevent school boards from paying a teacher's increased pension contribution instead of giving the teacher a pay raise. Senate negotiators won't agree to the idea.

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