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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Members of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System rejected a proposed plan to cut pension benefits according to results posted on the system’s website.

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The DPFP voted against two out of the three proposed amendments that would cut benefits to help the system’s financial troubles.

Statement by the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. (

Statement by the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. (

The pension system has been described as “on life support” as officials have said it’s losing more than $3 million a month.

The DPFP says the voting process was delayed by one lawsuit and occurred during a lawsuit by Mayor Mike Rawlings.

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Several Dallas Police and Dallas Fire-Rescue employees asked for an injunction to stop the pension board from making any changes to the pension funds.

A judge ruled December 2 against the injunction request.

The DPFP says it will continue to work with the City of Dallas to try and find a solution to secure the fund.

Mayor Mike Rawlings released a statement that read, “This is disappointing, but it doesn’t change the fact that the changes we need to save the DPFP must come at the state level.”

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