Governor Wolf just suffered a breach.
While Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto isn’t a member of the legislature, he still leads PA’s second-largest city and his recent comments to the Tribune-Review may cause the Gov some headaches.
Peduto supports moving to a pension system similar to a 401(k), citing Pittsburgh’s troublesome pension history.
“Pittsburgh should be the litmus test showing that’s [Wolf’s proposal] not the solution,” he told the Tribune-Review.
“The bill the Republicans put forth was one that we could support,” the Mayor stated.
This is a major public relations victory for the GOP, seeing as Governor Wolf has already vetoed their pension plan.
Peduto supported Wolf during the Democratic primary last year so there’s no old grudge between them. Therefore, having such a prominent progressive leader critique his actions is a sharp blow to the Governor.