Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Plan would bar linking bonuses to pensions
Democrat's amendment would block future, past salary credits Wednesday, January 23, 2008BY JAN MURPHYOf The Patriot-News
Legislative staffers are under scrutiny for their bonuses, and now it is becoming apparent that those bonuses are gifts that could keep on giving in retirement.

Top legislative officials confirm that state House and Senate employees' bonuses will count toward their pensions. State Rep. Sean Ramaley, an Allegheny County Democrat, wants to prevent that from happening.

Ramaley wants to amend a Senate-passed bill to ban most state government bonuses. That bill awaits action in the House State Government Committee.

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