Pension reform

The heads of the state’s two public pension systems are working to represent their members while delivering straight-talk about the size of the state’s pension debt to lawmakers.  

The commonwealth and school districts now face spiking payments to the funds, scheduled as part of reforms known as Act 120.

The Coalition for Sustainable Communities (CSC) is calling on state lawmakers to include municipal pension reforms in upcoming deliberations.

“We have literally dozens and dozens of municipalities with very severe pension problems across Pennsylvania. These are pension problems that, without changes to pension laws, municipalities will never be able to pay off,” said Brian Jensen, executive director of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and member of the CSC.