Senator to seek vote on competing pension bill


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




HARRISBURG — A state senator is pressing his bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's pension system for state and public school employees since a competing House bill is stalled.

Lancaster County Sen. Michael Brubaker said June 13 he'll ask Senate GOP leaders to advance his bill.

Brubaker's bill would convert the traditional pension system into a 401(k)-style system. Democrats oppose it and Senate Republican leaders aren't committing to holding a vote on it.

Meanwhile, House Republican leaders are struggling to win enough votes to pass a bill that Gov. Tom Corbett backs. That bill would combine a limited pension with a 401(k)-style plan that provides a smaller benefit than employees get under the present system.

Time is running short. The fiscal year ends June 30 and Corbett insists that lawmakers pass pension legislation before they head home for the summer.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Pike Chamber to hold installation dinner
MILFORD — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation dinner and general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. on...
Image Millennials earn 20 percent less than Boomers did at same stage of life
(AP) With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new...
Image Food safety certification offered by Penn State
— The ServSafe course conducted by Penn State Extension will held in March at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126...
Image What Affordable Care Act repeal means in Pennsylvania
We have seen politics in America take strange turns in the last few years, turns that often seem to reflect an almost total disregard of the basic facts of political and economic...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA