Daily Archives: 1, July 20, 2014

“[S]tate employees paid their fair share throughout the past decade. They played by the rules; paid their pension bill; and for their fidelity to the Commonwealth, they are now being demonized for having a pension.”

Pennsylvania needs to end the credit-card approach to pension reform: John Yudichak

By PennLive Op-Ed
on July 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM, updated July 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

By John Yudichak

A $50 billion pension crisis does not happen overnight – and the current crisis involving Pennsylvania’s severely underfunded pension system is no different.

YUDICHAK HEADSHOT ART.jpgView full sizeState Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne

In 2001, the state pension funds were fully funded and the defined benefit system was a clear example of fiscal efficiency.

What happened? Continue reading

Pennsylvania pension reform takes a blow…

http://www.pennlive.com/…/pension_reform_takes_a_blow_…

The Patriot‑News

Jul 1, 2014 – In what could be a key test vote, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has quashed debate on a major pension reform proposal.

Former Border Patrol Chief: ‘1 in 5’ Illegals Has Criminal Record
on Breitbart TV 19 Jul 2014
Former US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Coburn reported that the southern border is seeing “the kind of chaos we saw along the border prior to 9/11” and that “one in five” illegal aliens today has a criminal record Continue reading