Contact: Eric Epstein

On October 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the East Wing of the Rotunda, Rock the Capital will release “The Class of 2018: Pension Bandits” detailing the 10 most questionable legislative pensions of 2019.

Following Halloween there are a number of events – including retirements – that remind us how the Pay Raise and Pension Jack votes still produce dividends for departing legislators.

The annual Cost of Living Adjustment will be released in November. December begins with the Pennsylvania Society junket, followed by a report on the legislators’ cash stash referred to as their “Non-Lapsing” Surplus Accounts. Prior to the legislative recess cycle, Rock the Capital is releasing a pension scorecard.

On the list are legislative retirees, who opted to tap into the State Employees’ Retirement System (“SERS”) throughout 2019. The Class of 2018 – for the most part – are pedestrian politicians who kept their mouths shut and wallets open. “The Class of 2018: Pension Bandits” are comprised of Pay Raise supporters, Pension Jackers, and garden variety scoundrels.