Cops, Firefighters Rally in Harrisburg Against Proposed Pension Changes

Although today's vote was delayed on House Bill 1828 -- legislation that provides budget relief for Philadelphia, as well as statewide municipal pension changes -- police and firefighters rallied in the state capitol this morning against the bill, the Associated Press reports.

The AP reports that about 300 protested this morning, saying that pension reforms added to the bill by the state Senate would destroy their collective bargaining rights. Bill Gault, president of the Philadelphia fire fighters union, was at the event.

A vote on HB1828 was originally scheduled for today, but was delayed after union lobbying against the bill. The soonest a vote will happen is Thursday.

For the full AP report on the protest, click here.

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