“If we don’t start addressing pensions right now, in 2016-17, $4.3 billion of the budget goes to pension. What does that do to funding everywhere else that we need to have the funding?” Corbett said.
The majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate has announced that he will introduce a bill that will make major changes to the pension system for future state and public school workers.
Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill that will require newly hired government workers in New Jersey to live within the state.
Representatives of up to 58 unions rallied in the wind and rain outside New Jersey’s Statehouse in support of collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin.
Some 9,000 state workers – with a day’s pay totaling more than $2 million – will not have to come to work when Tom Corbett takes the oath of office as Pennsylvania’s next governor in January.