Aging population aggravates Pennsylvania’s budget problems (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

November 28, 2012 – A report on Pennsylvania finances points to budgetary pressures — including pensions, health care, education and an aging population — that have been highlighted by officials from the Corbett administration and Independent Fiscal Office. Like other states, Pennsylvania faces underfunded pensions, high health care costs, constraints in education funding and flattening revenues, says a report by a joint project of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and the nonprofit American Education Foundation.

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