State and local governments in New York will have to pay higher contributions into the state pension fund after four consecutive years of declines, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced yesterday.

The rates paid by government employers, a percentage of employee payroll, will rise in 2011 to 11.9% from 7.4% in 2010 for the Employees’ Retirement System and to 18.2% from 15.1% for the Police and Fire Retirement System.

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