State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 10: Did we fix the pension system?

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jun 10, 2017 9:37 AM

Pennsylvania's legislature is kicking off the month of June with a bang.

This week, all four caucuses (and governor Tom Wolf) were able agree on something that's been evading them for years: a new structure for the state's two biggest pension systems.

Some lawmakers are calling the plan historic. Others are saying it's an ineffective distraction from the real issues. What's really going on? Capitolwire's Chris Comisac and Steve Esack of the Morning Call sit down to walk us through the different arguments.

We'll also explain the massive, surprise gambling expansion that passed the House mid-week, as well as the foreboding letter lawmakers received from the state's Treasurer and Auditor General.

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