“Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed into law sweeping changes to the state’s two main public pension systems Monday. Joined by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, the governor said the law provides ‘real, meaningful reform’ Wolf said.
“The legislation’s prime sponsor was Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre County, who’s been adamant that pension reform get done, the same way the state has addressed other major policy issues.”
Corman: “This is a big deal.” (Sunbury Daily Item)
THE LG. “Legislation’s being introduced in the Senate this week to change how Pennsylvania elects its lieutenant governor. It was prompted by a scandal that hit Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack recently, which called attention to an apparent rift between himself and” Wolf.
“Pennsylvania uses the relatively uncommon method of having the governor and lieutenant for either party run separately in the primary, and then together in the general election. That can have the effect of creating odd couplings—like, for instance, Wolf and Stack. The two Democrats are rarely seen together, and have said they don’t communicate frequently.” (WITF-FM)