Jun. 30, 2015

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) voted in favor of Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-style and cash balance plan for future state and school employees. After the vote on Tuesday, Masser made the following statement:

“Pennsylvania is facing a massive financial crisis due to its underfunded public pension systems. I believe it’s the most important issue currently facing our state, and that is among the reasons why I voted in favor of this proposal today. The systems for both state and public school employees are underfunded, which puts major stress on budgets at all levels of government. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have been working closely with the budget numbers over the last several months, and I can say without a doubt that nothing affects us more than this public pension crisis.”

Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre), has been sent to the governor for his consideration.

Visit PAHouseGOP.com for the latest public pension reform information. For information about this legislation, or any other state-related issue, contact Masser’s district office in Elysburg located at 467 Industrial Park Road, by calling 570-648-8017. Information can also be found online at RepMasser.com or Facebook.com/RepMasser.

Representative Kurt Masser
107th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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