Debate looks at future of Pennsylvania’s pension system

    The Commonwealth Foundation is hosting a debate in Bucks County about the future of Pennsylvania’s pension system.

    The Thursday night debate in Doylestown will cover how public pensions work, how well Pennsylvania’s is funded and possible solutions.

    Nate Benefield, the foundation’s director of policy analysis, called the pension system a “crucial” issue.

    “No matter what happens in the election, lawmakers are going to come in and have to deal with a crisis with no easy solution,” Benefield said. “And this is going to affect every home owner who is going to face a dramatic property tax increase to pay for pension costs. “It’s going to affect schools and it’s going to affect even cities.”

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    The debate will also include a representative of the Keystone Research Center. It begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

    Registration is free and can be completed on the Commonwealth Foundation’s website.

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