Sophie Masloff, Bill Green Weigh In On Pension Mess

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Hope of resolving Pittsburgh’s pension crisis faded to anger and disappointment this week with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl calling City Council’s bailout plans seriously flawed and council members demanding he take a higher profile on the issue.

Now, Council must make last-minute adjustments to correct a $300 million miscalculation in their latest bid to prop up the city’s under-funded pension plan enough to keep it from being taken over by the state before a Friday deadline.

Thursday on the KDKA Afternoon News, Paul Rasmussen talked with Former Mayor Sophie Masloff and Political Analyst Bill Green about the break down in communication between the mayor and council.

Former Mayor Sophie Masloff:

Political Analyst Bill Green:

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  • critter

    democrats in action

  • b

    republicans are just as bad if not worse.

  • b

    actually ravenstahl is democrat in name only. he governs the city much like a republican (privitization, giving special treatment and free government money to big business, refusal to cooperate.). pittsburghers got their republican mayor in ravenstahl.

  • ben

    if you cant afford a pension I have a novel idea change it to a 401k like everyone else and make them contribute or would that be asking too much for our POOR overworked government……. servants???

  • b

    Americans forgot where they came from. Instead of striving to be better and sticking up for one another, we have turned against each other being envious and jealous of what somebody else has. Regardless of who the president is, unless we as a nation decide to do the right thing and look out for each other and try to take care of one another we will continue to fade as a nation and as a society.

    • Bob

      I agree 100%. There are too many gutless people, both republicans and democrats, who for some reason put their silly political party and agenda ahead of what is best for all the people. They deep down even know what is the right thing to do, but can’t bring themselves to admit the other party might have the better plan. It is all about winning and losing, not about doing what is right.

  • Mr Soho

    Unions and Democratic rule has ruined the City, It will be a Ghost town in a few years.

  • Norma

    Where are these jerks that voted Luke as mayor??????Ihope he will not be voted in again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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