WASHINGTON — Pension reform is a top priority for South Carolina’s treasurer-elect, who comes to office as the triple-A state’s pension ­funding level sinks further below the ­national average and as municipal ­investors and regulators are scrutinizing pension funds more closely.

Curtis Loftis, who will ­become South Carolina’s new treasurer on Jan. 12, said he’ll be wearing out his car on a ­statewide tour, speaking with Rotary clubs, church congregations, and chambers of commerce to build support for pension changes.

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