Pa. lawmakers cling to pensions after pushing new state workers to adopt 401(k)-style plans

Jan Murphy | Monday, May 6, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Pa. lawmakers cling to pensions after pushing new state workers to adopt 401(k)-style plans

For years, Pennsylvania lawmakers wanted state government and school employees’ pension plans to look more like the 401(k)-style plans in the private sector.

But it’s pretty clear most didn’t want that kind of retirement plan for themselves.

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Pa. House votes for tougher public pension forfeiture rules

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to make it harder for officials and government employees convicted of crimes related to their jobs to retain their public pensions.

The state House voted 194 to 1 to approve legislation that applies the pension forfeiture law to state and federal felonies and other crimes that could result in at least five years behind bars.

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