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Pension Backgrounder

By at July 28, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital has compiled a summary of key pension dates and developments relating to Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis. Feel free to duplicate or reference this document, but we ask that you attribute Rock the Capital as the source. Please contact us if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. Download PDF

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Make honest pension reform a priority in Pa.

By at February 21, 2013 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

By Richard C. Dreyfuss As Gov. Corbett’s fiscal year 2013-14 state budget proposal is finalized, the familiar challenge of balancing finite resources against ever-increasing spending requests begins. This year, expect debates over special initiatives ranging from liquor privatization to transportation funding. But there is one recurring and unresolved challenge that only seems to become worse […]

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Political , Watch Dog

Letter to Editor

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:05 am | 2 Comments

Letter to Editor

With such intense focus on public employees pensions, a reader wants to know how come nobody is taking a look at the costs associated with managing the assets. Our reader took the time to put in down in black and white.

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Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

Scott Paterno returns with the conclusion of his insight and perspective of what continues to unfold in Wisconsin. Paterno suspects unions are trying to scare the middle class by saying that middle wage earners will vanish without the power of unions and collective bargaining.

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Pension Reform in Pennsylvania

By at November 15, 2010 | 8:16 am | 1 Comments

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Retire Pension Debt

By at November 4, 2010 | 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Retire Pension Debt

Most voters have the political memory of a fruit fly and the attention span of a negative ad. Unfortunately, taxpayers get stuck eating the bitter fruit and paying for the misleading commercials. The pension heist of 2001 gave legislators a new retirement formula that allowed lawmakers with at least three years of service to begin drawing pensions starting at age 50. The legislature […]

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