Con man bilked retired teacher out of life savings

A “professional liar” claimed he was backed by Mafia muscle to scare a retired school teacher into forking over about $159,000 in a devastating scam, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday. The con cost the 69-year-old Lancaster County woman her life savings.

Bipartisan work underway on pensions

A bipartisan group of legislative leaders has been working on a major proposal to change how state employee pensions are structured. The Commonwealth’s roughly $70 billion unfunded pension liability has been dogging lawmakers for years. But the plan most likely to move forward won’t attempt to reduce that debt significantly.

Auditor General says PSERS needs to reduce fees

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today his performance audit of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) found the need for legislative reform and operational improvements that include drastically reducing the amount of investment fees paid.

School retirees receive awards

Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Wayne/Pike chapter president Ellen Keefer received an award from the state association for meeting chapter goals and community service during the organization’s spring meeting on May 10 at the Central House in Beech Lake. Also at the meeting for Barbara Spinelli’s 350 hours helping to prepare food for Meals on […]

Sen. Yaw speaks at Union Chapter meeting

Gene Yaw, senator from the 23rd senatorial district, spoke to the Union County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees at its monthly breakfast meeting. Senator Yaw came prepared to discuss five major topics with the organization.

Pension reform bills advance in state House

Legislation that would remove questionable participants from Pennsylvania’s taxpayer-funded state pension systems is on the move in the General Assembly, according to state Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland).