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Wolf sets up group to help fix municipal pension systems

Thursday, May 14, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a task force on the state's municipal pension plans to recommend how to make them more financially sound.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday appointed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to lead the group, along with former Budget Secretary Mary Soderberg, businesswoman Janet Yeomans and Local Government Academy executive director Susan Hockenberry.

He's announcing the group a day after a proposal to alter funding and eligibility rules passed the state Senate. That legislation deals with the state's two large public-sector pension plans, for teachers and state government employees.

Wolf's task force will make recommendations on the municipal plans, which can be very small and cover township, borough, city or county employees.

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