Nice explainer here from Dan Hardy at the Inquirer on the state pension bailout the House approved last night. How could the package -- decried by conservative groups like the Commonwealth Foundation -- be approved, by a good number of Republicans as well full support from Democrats?
Do you think the fact that it covers lawmakers' own pensions has something to do with it? Only contribution levels by future legislators, state workers and teachers could rise under the plan. Future judges are exempted from that (mild) spending hold, due to a . . . you guessed it, a decision by the state Supreme Court.
A roll call from Commonwealth is here.