Governor Wolf Continues To Ignore Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of meaningful reform to Pennsylvania’s public pension system.

“For the third time this month, Governor Tom Wolf has chosen to say no to efforts to make our government work better,” Gleason said. “At a time when an astounding sixty cents of every new taxpayer dollar is earmarked for rising pension costs, Governor Wolf refuses to even acknowledge the existence of Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis. Our pension crisis is ruining the budgets of school districts across Pennsylvania, but Tom Wolf would rather keep his head in the sand than join with Republicans in enacting meaningful reform.

“I commend Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Speaker Mike Turzai, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, House Majority Leader Dave Reed and Senate and House Republicans for their tireless efforts to bring much-needed public pension reform to our Commonwealth. While Governor Wolf may stand on the side of his liberal special interest benefactors, our Republicans leaders in the General Assembly will continue to fight for Pennsylvania families.”