Pittsburgh deserves to exit Pennsylvania’s workout program and have the distressed tag removed, its recovery plan coordinators told a state panel.

“Pittsburgh has implemented a strategy to address its legacy costs of retiree pensions, retiree health care, workers' compensation and capital needs with funding and management tools to moderate growth,” recovery plan coordinators PFM Group Inc. and Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC said in a report to the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

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