Gov. George Allen is telling retired federal employees who were illegally taxed during the 1980s to take the settlement the state legislature passed this summer or leave it.

Allen's comments last week came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Georgia must pay refunds to its federal retirees who were illegally taxed. Allen attempted to encourage the retirees to respond favorably to the settlement by the Feb. 1 deadline to avoid more litigation.

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