Pa. House to consider changes to public pension plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan is expected to get a vote in the state House as lawmakers near a budget deadline.

The Legislature planned to debate a variety of bills Monday, including a change to the rules about how prosecutors are prosecuted.

The pension bill is scheduled for House action after a state commission issues an actuarial report.

A plan to privatize liquor sales is pending in the Senate.

Republican majorities in the General Assembly are pushing for a budget that closes a yawning deficit without new taxes, and puts a bit more money into education.

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, is warning he’ll veto the budget if it gets to his desk in its current form.

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