WASHINGTON — On the eve of congressional hearings examining whether unfunded pension liabilities could trigger severe fiscal stress for state and local governments, a coalition of 10 groups representing state and ­local entities said public pensions are not in crisis and are not ­seeking federal assistance.

The National Conference of State Legislatures, the Government Finance Officers Association, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, and other groups issued a fact sheet Tuesday, seeking to counter a mounting chorus on Capitol Hill calling for pension reform.

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