JUNEAU, Alaska -

The board that oversees the assets of the state's retirement systems wants officials to do more to address Alaska's $12 billion unfunded pension liability.

APRN reports the Alaska Retirement Management Board recommends a $2 billion cash infusion over four years, in addition to having the state front-load payments it's already making to cover the unfunded liability.

At a recent Senate Finance Committee meeting, board member Kris Erchinger argued it's better to pay more now while the state has flush reserves.

Parnell administration officials said there was an "emerging consensus" for such an infusion but made no recommendation on an amount.

The director of the Legislative Finance Division, however, cautioned against overreaction, saying the state is on a plan to close the unfunded liability without putting extra pressure on the budget.