PA GOP Chairman Statement on Pennsylvania Pension Reform

 

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio released the following statement on House Republicans joining Senate Republicans in passing historic pension reform:

“I applaud House Republicans for joining Senate Republicans in passing a pension reform bill that is the largest shift in taxpayer risk of any pension reform in the nation to date. The result of these reforms will be more money in our classrooms and less money spent on expensive retirement benefits.

“This important legislation has broad-based support from organizations such as state and local chambers of commerce, ALEC, the Pew Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, the Commonwealth Foundation, and others.”

Val DiGiorgio, Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania

  • Carl-Cathy Wisnesky

    Question: Have the PA school districts ever repaid back to the teachers’ retirement fund their share that was “put on hold” or “not collected” from them from 2000 to 2009?
    For those reading who may not know or remember, the retirement fund for public school teachers is funded 1/3 by deductions from the teachers’ pay, 1/3 by the school districts, & 1/3 by the state. From 2000 to 2009, the school districts were given a temporary pass on making their contributions to the retirement fund. BUT, they were to begin repaying this 10 year pass starting in 2010.
    So, I am asking if the school districts ever paid back their share that was temporarily put on hold from 2000 to 2009? Or did the teacher retirement fund get screwed by the government just like the Social Security Trust Fund got screwed by the Federal Government?