Coleman Keeps Promise and Refuses Taxpayer-Funded Pension

HARRISBURG – Keeping a promise he made to constituents, Sen. Jarrett Coleman (R-16) submitted paperwork refusing to take the taxpayer-funded pension available to Pennsylvania lawmakers.

“One of the ways we can restore the people’s faith in our institutions is to keep our promises. I told the residents of the 16th District that, if they elected me, I would refuse to collect the taxpayer-funded pension. I have kept that promise,” Coleman said. “Families are facing increased costs and workers are struggling to fund their own retirements; they don’t need to be paying for those of legislators, too.” 

The paperwork refusing the defined-benefit pension was filed with the State Employees’ Retirement System, which maintains the pension plans of lawmakers and state employees. 


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