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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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Compendium: 2001 Legislative Pension Increase Scorecard

By at July 30, 2013 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Compendium: 2001 Legislative Pension Increase Scorecard

House figures: Total members (with years of service data):  223 Total years of service: 4043 Average years of service ALL: 18.1 Average years of service YES: 18.9 Average years of service Excused: 12 Average years of service NO: 12 House Monthly Annuity Totals (information available for 118 recipients): $395,447 House Monthly Annuity Average per Recipient: […]

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Opinion Piece: Bottomless Pitts

By at July 18, 2013 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Opinion Piece: Bottomless Pitts

To the Editor: I wanted to take the time to thank you for the article you published on July 12, 2013 regarding  Congressman Joe Pitts ability to harvest a    state pension of $90,867 per year  in addition to his annual Congressional salary of $174,000. I  appreciated the information you provided and wish to shed […]

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Pension Class of 2001

By at July 15, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Pension Class of 2001

Top Ten Pension Plans for Members of the House of Representatives Annual Pension: Top Ten   1) Frank Oliver: $286,118. 2) Camille George, $141,387. 3) Elinor Z. Taylor: $130,896. (Deceased) 4) Jeff Coy: $122,590.08. 5) Merle Philips: $120,261. 6) Bill Rieger: $114,900. (Deceased) 7) John Perzel: $85,653.24 (Forfeited) 8) Bruce Smith: $83,086.92 (Includes PSERS) 9) George […]

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SERS Meeting Schedule

By at July 12, 2013 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Meetings are held in the Fifth Floor Board Room at SERS’ headquarters, 30 North Third Street, Suite 150, Harrisburg, PA. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are open to the public, except during Executive Session. Meeting Dates for 2013: January 23 March 6 April 24 June 5 July 17 September 11 October 23 December […]

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RTC Minute: Legislative Pension Report

By at July 10, 2013 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

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Kicking the can: Another reason for a Constitution Convention

By at November 24, 2010 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

(By Tim Potts, Democracy Rising) This year the capitol witnessed lawmakers “kicking the can” twice on important issues. One of them, postponing the crisis in thestate employee and school employee pension funds, has received a lot of attention. The crisis began in 2001 when the legislature and former Gov. Tom Ridge raided the state employee pension fund […]

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