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Wolf Signs Bipartisan Pension Overhaul

The state Senate will consider a bill that changes how LGs are elected.

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June 13, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

“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)

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