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Scarnati: ‘Obsolete’ state pension must go

January 24, 2014

Photo submitted – State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 7 as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2014.

ST. MARYS – A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as “revenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,” one such expense being an “unsustainable” pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pension costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next year’s budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Representing the 25th District, Scarnati on Thursday morning said it appears the system is broke.

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