Shorter Tom Corbett: I Won’t Lead on Pensions

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Debra Erdley reports there’ll be no leadership on pensions from Tom Corbett. If the transportation funding issue is any guide, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for Republicans in the legislature to stick their necks out either:

The Legislature and other stakeholders must develop ways to overhaul the state pension system, which a new report has shown doesn’t have $41 billion needed to pay future pension obligations, a spokeswoman for Gov. Tom Corbett said.

The governor will not issue specific recommendations for tackling the issue, said Corbett spokeswoman Christine Cronkright.

“As far as we’re concerned, the next step is concerted work with the Legislature and other stakeholders to develop concrete ways that we can address the pension issue in Pennsylvania. … We cannot develop solutions in a vacuum,” she said.

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