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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$100,000 Club: More than 9,000 state workers earn six figures

Jan Murphy | Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

More than 9,000 people in Pennsylvania state government earned $100,000 or more in 2018, according to PennLive.

There are now 9,071 state workers in the $100,000 club, an increase of 781 from last year. It’s the highest number since PennLive and The Patriot-News first began tracking the six-figure earners in state government in 1997.

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