A new coalition of Pennsylvania chambers of commerce and local government associations has formed to lobby Harrisburg for much-needed pension reform to take the pressure off of this state’s largest cities and older core communities. The Coalition for Sustainable Communities has grown out of the work of organizations like the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (now called the Pennsylvania Municipal League) and their Core Communities in Crisis Task Force (of which I am a member) and other efforts around the state. Without comprehensive pension reform at the state level, many cities are looking at the very real possibility of being forced to cut services and increase taxes — an outcome that no one wants to see. But with this new partner in the fight, the prospects of real reform just got a lot brighter.
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