Amid Bond Plans and Tax-Cut Talk, OPEB Situation Gets 'Interesting"

O'Brien, Elizabeth
March 2006
Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p22
Trade Publication
The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Pennsylvania. The state will focus on retiree pension and health care costs issues for 2006. Standard and Poor's analyst Jeffrey Panger claims that the state is relatively slow in its economic recovery. The state's total general fund collection is $13.1 billion. Included in Governor Ed Rendell's proposed budget for fiscal 2007 is $179 million for pensions for former state employees.


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