PA Lawmakers Approve Pension Reform *UPDATE*
Governor Tom Wolf indicates support for plan
Harrisburg, PA –
In an effort to save money in the future Pennsylvania’s General Assembly recently passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the pension system offered to state workers. Senate Bill 1 will soon reach the desk of Governor Wolf who has indicated he will sign it; it will create a new pension plan similar to a 401(k) for all new state employees hired after 2018. The law creating the 401(k) style plans is modeled after systems used in 18 other states and is expected to save about $8 billion. In the last seven years alone the amount of money owed for pensions in Pennsylvania has more than doubled from less than $30 billion to more than $62 billion in unplanned expenses.
UPDATE: Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 1 into law as soon as it arrived at his desk.
Man Airlifted to Hospital After Sunday Car Crash
Paul Sanner was not wearing a seatbelt and thrown from his car
Cussewago Township, Crawford County, PA –
A rollover crash sent a Cambridge Springs man to the Hospital Sunday night when he was ejected from his car. Shortly before 10pm Paul Sanner rolled his car on North Mosiertown road after striking a culvert and was flown to UPMC Hamot for treatment of injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt when the incident happened and lande several feet away from the wreckage of his car; no word on his condition or the severity of his injuries is available.
Future of Meadville Water Supply Decided tomorrow
To fluoridate or not to fluoridate
Meadville, PA –
The big vote on whether Meadville will have fluoride in its water supply comes tomorrow morning at 10am in the Lew Davies Community Center. It is a public meeting specially set aside for the vote.If the measure is approved by the authority it will be up to Meadville City Council to make the final determination.
Franklin Area Troopers on Lookout for Assault Suspect
Gaven Rinker has long history with law enforcement
Franklin, PA –
State Police in the Franklin region have issued an arrest warrant for Gaven Rinker who is accused of choking a Franklin Woman, charges of simple assault and strangulation have been issued against him. Rinker has multiple arrests in his history including for selling drugs and theft, anyone that knows his whereabouts should call (814)676-6596.
Bill Cosby Jury Should Have Verdict Today
Cosby accused of drugging and assaulting Temple University employee
Norristown, PA –
After deliberating for four hours last night the Jury in Bill Cosby’s Rape Case were dismissed to go home and rest for the evening. The Jury will reconvene today to determine the guilt or innocence of the beloved comedian accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The trial represents the only criminal case to come from dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct by women against Cosby. If convicted he could face up to ten years in prison.