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Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem

Stephen Herzenberg: Gov. Wolf's plan moves to resolve state's pension problem

Gov. Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters — quality education, more and better jobs, government that works. Despite this new opportunity, some lawmakers want to continue their tired efforts to gut the state's secure pension system and move employees toward a 401(k)-style plan. They are threatening to hold the governor's budget hostage until the pension "crisis" is addressed — under the guise of cutting costs for taxpayers. The problem? Lawmakers not ready to address education and jobs have yet to offer a pension plan that would save...

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