E-Mail Your Senator And Ask Them To OPPOSE McIlhinney Proposal!
The media room at the Capitol was overflowing on Tuesday afternoon, with workers and other concerned individuals eager to hear Senator McIlhinney’s proposal for the Liquor Control Board. At issue was whether the Senator had truly heard the voices of workers and small business owners, and of community groups and law enforcement during a series of public hearings over the past month. The answer to that question was deeply disappointing. Read More
This morning State Senator Mike Brubaker is chairing a Senate Finance meeting and is expected to send out of committee an amended version of SB 922 that will replace defined benefit pensions with a defined contribution 401 k type of pension for new hires for all public employees under PSERS and SERS. Read More
“It is more clear to me than ever that the Governor has not proposed a pension reform plan, he has proposed a scheme to allow him to close a hole in this year’s budget at both far higher costs for taxpayers and far lower benefits for retired workers down the road.“ – State Treasurer Rob McCord
This quote from State Treasurer Rob McCord, during a media conference call on Tuesday, is perhaps one of the most direct and honest assessments to date of this misguided attempt to overhaul the public pension system in Pennsylvania. Read More
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