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A Ballot Proposition To Strip Some Convicted Lawmakers Of Their Pensions Has A Time Limit.

New Yorkers have the power on Nov. 7 to decide whether some state officials convicted of a felony should be stripped of their pensions. But the proposal would not apply to two former legislative leaders and several former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo who are accused of corruption. The ballot proposition before voters on Election Day would allow a judge to determine whether a state official convicted of crimes like bribery or bid-rigging should lose all or part of their pension. But there is one important limitation.

Bipartisan Work Underway On PA Pensions, But Bill Likely Won’t Pay Down Debt

HARRISBURG (WSKG) — A bipartisan group of legislative leaders has been working on a major proposal to change how state employee pensions are structured. The commonwealth’s roughly $70 billion unfunded pension liability has been dogging lawmakers for years. But the plan most likely to move forward won’t attempt to reduce that debt significantly. Instead, leaders say the measure will look similar to one they attempted to pass last session, which disintegrated without a vote because Democrats refused to support it. It would give state employees a few retirement options to choose from, including a 401k-style plan and two defined benefit/defined contribution hybrids.