The History of PA COLA’s

In the recently released Spring 2018 edition of the PASR Times, an excerpt of COLA history by PSERS Government Affairs Director Tony Parisi was included, summarizing the history of COLAs passed for retired public school employees in Pennsylvania.  Our office has received many inquiries about the history. To expand upon the excerpt included in the PASR […]

Statement on MyIDCare

Many concerned members have contacted our office this week questioning the authenticity of letters they received from MyIDCare offering a year of free identity theft protection.  In order to help  serve and protect our members, PASR Executive Director Mark McKillop researched the issue and has released the following statement: MyIDCare Letter (2018-3-22) McKillop

Governor Tom Wolf Proclaims June 28, 2018 PASR Day

On March 6, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed a document proclaiming June 28, 2018, PASR Day in Pennsylvania.  PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) is a Pennsylvania based association that represents former teachers, nurses, secretaries, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, counselors, maintenance staff, and administrators. In attendance for the proclamation were PASR’s  Executive Director Mark […]

Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Proposal the 2018 – 2019 Fiscal Year

Remarks by Governor Wolf at 2018 Budget Address February 06, 2018 2018 Governor’s Budget Address Harrisburg, PA TRANSCRIPT Introduction Lieutenant Governor Stack, Speaker Turzai, President Scarnati. . . Leader Corman, Leader Costa, Leader Reed, Leader Dermody. . . Members of the General Assembly, invited guests, friends and family. . . And, most importantly, my fellow […]

An Overview of Act 5 of 2017 – What Does it Mean for New and Current Retirees?

During PASR’s 2017 Convention, members were invited to participate in a number of informational sessions. One of these sessions was a presentation by PSERS Government Affairs Director, Tony Parisi, which provided an overview on Act 5 of 2017. For those interested in learning more, Parisi’s presentation, PSERS-A Brief Overview of Act 5 of 2017, is […]

PA Courts Asked to Await US Supreme Court Decision on Gerrymandering

A Pennsylvania lawsuit that seeks to void the state’s current congressional district map was asked to be put on hold by an attorney for state legislative leaders Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The attorney sought a postponement while the Commonwealth Courts await a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar case in the state […]