CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement on reforms to the state's public pension system on Monday that will shift more of the costs onto employees.

Negotiators settled the last two issues holding up the compromise that lawmakers could vote on Wednesday. One would limit part-time workers to 32 hours a week before they would have to contribute to the pension system. An exception was made for retired police officers hired by communities seasonally for events such as motorcycle week in Laconia.

The provision is intended to prevent double-dipping where retired police officers return to work and collect both a pension and a full-time salary.

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