Governor Tom Wolf sets up group to study municipal pensions

Written by The Associated Press | May 14, 2015 12:24 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourk

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf  is setting up a task force on the state's municipal pension plans to recommend how to make them more financially sound. 

He's appointed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to lead the group, along with former Budget Secretary Mary Soderberg, businesswoman Janet Yeomans and Local Government Academy executive director Susan Hockenberry. 

Wolf's announcing the group a day after a proposal to alter funding and eligibility rules passed the state Senate. 

The legislation deals with the state's two large public-sector pension plans, for teachers and state government employees. 

Wolf's task force will make recommendations on the municipal plans, which can be very small and cover township, borough, city or county employees.

To learn more about the problems surrounding municipal pensions, check out the recent Keystone Crossroads series, "Pennsylvania Pensions: Is the Promise Broken."

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