CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A court date has been set to hear arguments in a lawsuit over changes to New Hampshire's public pension system.

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David Lang, president of the Firefighters Association of New Hampshire, said the two sides will appear July 14 in Merrimack County Superior Court. A coalition that includes the association sued last week to stop the state from charging workers more toward their pensions. The New Hampshire Retirement Security Coalition also wants to stop the Legislature from interfering with the pension system board's ability to set employers' rates.

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The board voted last month to move ahead with $50 million in higher rates for employers on top of already planned rate increases. The Legislature voted to block the board and stick with the planned rate increases.

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