Retirement

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Two top Democrats are retiring from the state House this year—and have more in common than just their high-ranking positions.

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*Updated at 5:26 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

With at least 18 state House republicans and four GOP senators likely leaving their seats this year, Pennsylvania's legislative races could be a goldmine for democrats.

Republicans Seeing Lion’s Share Of Turnover In Legislature

Jan 29, 2018
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Retirements and other departures are poised to hit Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature particularly hard this year, as most of those who have already announced they are leaving belong to the GOP.

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 A bill to expand Pennsylvania's pension forfeiture laws is gaining traction after stalling out last legislative session.

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A retired Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission worker says executive-level managers are "out of touch" and that "jobs/promotions are filled by the politicians" — including positions created for unqualified workers.

Oh, yeah, Michael Stuban — the middle manager who filled out the scathing exit interview before he retired on Thanksgiving — hit "reply all," sending the emailed document to all of his more than 2,000 former co-workers.

At Age 73, PA Mailman Says 'Retirement Is Not For Everyone'

Jun 20, 2016
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It took a few jobs before Charles Bartholomew found the one he would be doing for the last 50 years.

"I even tried being a milkman once," the Pottsville man said Thursday before starting his mail route.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the referendum.

A year and a half ago, it seemed that getting a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot would be the hard part. This week, the state Senate cast the final vote in the years-long process to put the question to voters: should the age limit for state judges be changed from 70 to 75 years?