State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.
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Episode 4: Let's talk about pensions

Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Apr 28, 2017 8:22 PM
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In the fourth episode of State House Sound Bites, we're back in the Capitol's neighborhood coffee shop to talk about one of Pennsylvania's more stubborn dilemmas: pensions. More specifically, the roughly $70 billion unfunded pension liability.

Capitolwire's Chris Comisac and the Morning Call's Steve Esack help make some sense of recent pension-related headlines, and contextualize where the legislature currently stands on the perennial issue.

We'll also recap a legislative week that included a climactic audit report on the state unemployment compensation system, passage of a raft of liquor expansion bills that face an uncertain future, and an emotional debate over Planned Parenthood funding.

This podcast will soon be available on iTunes, but until then check back here every Friday for updates, and feel free to email and tweet comments and questions to katie_meyer@witf.org or @katieemeyer4

 


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