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State Police Fire Unions Will Speak Against HB1828 On Tuesday

In advance of the Tuesday vote by the state House of Representatives on House Bill 1828 -- which would provide the city with budget relief -- the state police and fire unions will hold a Harrisburg press conference to criticize pension amendments tacked on to the bill by the state Senate.

State Police Fire Unions Will Speak Against HB1828 On Tuesday

In advance of the Tuesday vote by the state House of Representatives on House Bill 1828 -- which would provide the city with budget relief -- the state police and fire unions will hold a Harrisburg press conference to criticize pension amendments tacked on to the bill by the state Senate.

Here's the release:

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOP, PPFFA TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS WITH DEVASTATING IMPACT

OF PHILADELPHIA SALES TAX BILL BAILOUT ON POLICE PENSION PLANS

AT CAPITOL NEWS CONFERENCE

 

HARRISBURG (Sept. 3, 2009) – Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge President Les Neri and Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association (PPFFA) President Art Martynuska will urge House members to reject House Bill 1828, a measure that would wrongfully strip away local control of police pension plans, putting the financial future of Pennsylvania’s police officers and firefighters in jeopardy. A news conference, set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Officials will shed light on this so-called “pension reform,” being rammed through the legislature as an amendment to legislation originally designed to increase the sales tax to help bailout the City of Philadelphia.

 

What: News conference urging state House members to reject HB 1828

Who: FOP State Lodge President Les Neri

PPFFA President Art Martynuska

State Legislators

Pennsylvania police officers and firefighters

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8

Where: State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg


 

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