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Scrutiny eases on MBTA pensions

Legislature ends sweeping requirements on fund disclosures

The Legislature has abandoned its effort to make the MBTA retirement fund follow disclosure and ethics rules that apply to other pensions for public workers, repealing a law passed just a year ago to open the normally secretive operation to greater scrutiny.

Lawmakers accepted two narrower measures instead. They will require the MBTA to disclose the names of its retirees and their pension benefits online, as other state agencies already do.

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