HARRISBURG PA – In a move that could have a significant impact on the Pottsgrove School District‘s 2011-2012 budget plans, as well as those of other districts statewide, Democrat leaders in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2010) they would reverse an earlier decision and add a voting day back into the legislative calendar.
That could allow House members to act on a pension reform bill that affects the amounts school districts will be required to pay next year into the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) fund. The cost to Pottsgrove could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but might be reduced if representatives altered the payment plan for all districts.
The calendar change came two days after more than 60 lawmakers of both political parties stood on the House floor and demanded their absent leaders re-open what is known as an otherwise lame-duck session.
For details on the leadership shift in thinking read the story published today (Thursday, Nov. 11) by The Pennsylvania Independent, titled “House Will Return To Voting Session On Monday For Pension Bill,” here.
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