Pa. Senate passes pension forfeiture bill, report

    A quick one from our colleagues at Capitolwire, who report this morning that the Senate has approved legislation that would expand the list of offenses that would require public employees and officials to forfeit their pension benefits.

    According to Capitolwire, “the legislation would expand the list of convictions to include any felony conviction, guilty plea or no contest plea related to an official’s job. It would end the practice where someone pleads guilty to lesser crimes than what they were charged with to avoid losing their pension.”

    The bill is sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, who says it’ll strengthen the state’s anti-corruption laws, Capitolwire reported.

    John L. Micek
    John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. He's been covering Pennsylvania politics for more than 20 years and most recently served as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Micek's commentary is syndicated to more than 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. And he's a regular contributor to a host of broadcast outlets in Pennsylvania and abroad.

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