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 […]
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 […]
Basic education funding for 2017-18 is increasing by $100 million statewide. Meanwhile, pension payments for districts are rising by $144 million. That imbalance, which ultimately shrinks money for the classroom, wasn’t fixed by the pension reform that state officials have described as “historic” and “meaningful.”
A map of congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win nearly three more of the state’s U.S. House seats than the party otherwise would have won in last year’s election, an Associated Press analysis found.
Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s released a statement last week seemingly devaluing the impact of Pennsylvania’s new pension reform law, saying the measure’s effects on the state’s budget and credit are “negligible.”
The state House of Representatives Thursday morning accomplished something it has been trying to do for several years which, during that time, involved some notable failures: pass a pension bill.