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Municipal pensions

March 17, 2013

In response to the recent article titled “Municipal Pension Reform Not on Radar,” Maroney had it right in the lead paragraph when he wrote “State lawmakers are way too busy trying to resolve the......

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mikekerstetter

Mar-17-13 6:09 AM

Francine, does Mr Sanko even HAVE a public funded retirement plan?

He's the Executive Director of the PA Association of Township Supervisors. Most Township Supervisors, like Borough Council Members, are unpaid leaders.

So I am puzzled at your comments to Mr Sanko's LTE correcting a statement attributed to him that he did not make.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-17-13 8:04 AM

The state should not bail out poorly managed townships or boroughs.

Make the political leaders in those localities (who are typically multi-generational career politicians) bear the brunt of their mismanagement.

Too many elected officials have never seen large sums of money until they come into office. Once they learn they can play with that money, it often becomes an addiction that results in arrogance and poor decisions.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-17-13 8:56 AM

Hi mike .. I'm seeing a decidedly liberal streak within your recent posts, extremely refreshing to see.. enjoy your Sunday!

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mikekerstetter

Mar-17-13 11:20 AM

Buff, the truth is neither conservative nor liberal.

It would make negotiating and compromising a lot more productive if everyone would just start with the truth.

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nobud74

Mar-17-13 9:36 PM

I was just having a conversation with my wife today about this very subject. I don't know will happen, and none of us do. But, I would bet that there will be a combination of tax increases and cutbacks in staffing and programs at the state level in order to pay for the retirements. I believe the courts have already ruled on this subject in the past. Perhaps the best thing that will come of this will be the termination of our worthless pols whose misdeeds caused the problem.

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