Oct 26, 2009
Prolonging the Pain
Over the weekend, Morning Call reporters Renshaw and Baxter shined the spotlight on State Act 44, which allows municipalities the option of extending the payment schedule on pension contributions. Locally, only Allentown's Mayor Pawlowski seeks to take advantage of this election time ploy, recently crafted as a gift from Harrisburg. To his credit, Controller Bill Hoffman has stepped forward to City Council and denounced this ploy for what it is, a bad idea which prolongs the pain.
ADDENDUM 5:30am: I just discovered that one of the nightshift bloggers, LVCI, also covered this revolting development.