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  • PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits

    PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits
    HARRISBURG — School teachers and most state workers would have to pay more out of their pockets if they want to keep the same level of retirement benefits they now earn, according to a new Senate bill.
  • GOP seeks end to traditional pensions, employee concessions

    Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday. The plan is...

    Latest on GOP pension plan: Democrats say it's unfair

    2:30 p.m. Democrats say a proposal by Republican senators to overhaul Pennsylvania's two major public employee pension systems would punish workers for the failings of public officials. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Wednesday that workers have...

    Municipal pension woes have people talking in Harrisburg

    They may not yet be at the forefront of policy debates at the Capitol, but Pennsylvania's municipal pension troubles are stirring more discussion than usual. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale drew attention to the issue in January by releasing a...

    Wolf's Jenga-like budget makes each piece key

    Wolf's Jenga-like budget makes each piece key
    In his budget address last week, Gov. Tom Wolf boiled down his $33.8 billion spending plan to three phrases: Jobs that pay. Schools that teach. Government that works. But the Democrat's budget, which carries a 16 percent combined tax increase to pay for...