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  • Keystone Research Center pension primers
    As policymakers, media, school employees, and citizens evaluate Gov. Corbett's pension proposal unveiled February 5, 2013, the Keystone Research Center released a series of short “pension primers” to explain complex details at the heart of the pension debate. Find the primers at

  • A Critique of the Corbett Administration's Keystone Pension Report - Read a copy of the critique (PDF)
    Gov. Corbett’s Budget Secretary, Charles Zogby, released a November 2012 report on the long-term sustainability of the PSERS and SERS. While PSEA does not feel the report offers any real solutions for helping Pennsylvania meet the challenge of providing retirement security for its employees, PSEA agrees with fundamental points contained in the report. However, PSEA feels the report ignores some relevant information regarding the financial condition of both PSERS and SERS, and includes some material misrepresentations which distort the history of the problem. This critique contains facts that members and policymakers should know to better understand the problem.

  • PSEA Testimony: House Select Committee on Property Tax 
    Steven Nickol, Assistant Director of Retirement Programs
    October 15, 2012
  • Testimony: Public Employee Retirement Commission
    Stephen Herzenberg, Ph.D., Keystone Research Center
    September 5, 2012

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