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 […]

Carbon County Chapter Attends Annual Senior Expo

Recently, State Representative Doyle Heffley and State Senator John Yudichak invited all senior citizens from Carbon County to the annual Senior Expo—held annually at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, in Jim Thorpe. The event featured more than 50 vendors that provided helpful, beneficial information for all seniors. It is intended to be a one-stop service […]

Pension relief for school districts about two decades away

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.”