Pennsylvania Senator Looks To Dice State Pensions Next Year

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A top state Senator in Pennsylvania says the government should cut pensions of all future public workers. State Senator Jake Corman predicted Monday a major pension reform plan will be in place a year from now, in time for the next budget. And in it, he wants to curb pension spending. The state forked out 1.1 billion dollars in pensions just this year. And within 5 years, it'll be at 4.34 billion dollars a year, meaning school districts will have to pay triple what they pay now. Corman says even if it means challenging state constitutional law, Pennsylvania has to consider reducing the pensions of employees who have yet to be hired to soften the blow to schools.