A local lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that could give school districts pension relief. At his annual legislative breakfast Friday, Sen. John Blake, D-22, Archbald, told attendees his plan would save schools $80 million immediately.
Franklin & Marshall College has released their summary of findings regarding Governor Wolf (state issues, job performance, state budget) and President Trump (job performance, national issues).
Redesigning government is cool in Pennsylvania these days. But there’s one makeover that’s taken on a third rail of politics quality in many quarters of the state Capitol: Fixing the biggest legislative mistake of the last political generation.
With Pennsylvania facing a multi-billion-dollar structural deficit and legislative majorities firmly against broad-based tax increases, Governor Tom Wolf has resorted to some creative money management in his 2017-18 budget proposal.
There’s no excuse for pension misinformation, even when it’s a great cause. Public pensions will again be an issue this budget season – I know, I’m just as depressed writing that as you are reading it.
Two district employees — Charlesa Fassinger, a world language and gifted education teacher at Mars Area High School, and Robert Elliott, a custodian at the elementary school — received awards from the Butler County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.