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Private Retirement Savings Plan

RetirementSenator John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and I have joined together to propose a new plan to increase retirement savings for Pennsylvania workers. Our legislation would establish a way for 2.1 million Pennsylvanians currently working in jobs without a pension or 401 (k) plan to save for retirement in a new state-managed program.

In 2012, the Employee Benefit Research Institute projected that almost half of current workers are at risk of having insufficient income to meet basic expenses in retirement. Many older adults run out of money during retirement.

Under our proposal, all employees who do not have a retirement plan at work are automatically enrolled in the state plan. The state plan will be professionally managed without the high fees that erode savings. Contributions will be pre-tax, with no maximum contribution. The minimum contribution would be just $25 per month. Individuals will be given a choice of investment options and the plan will not compete with existing private employer pension plans.

As the fourth-oldest state in the nation with a growing senior population, it is critical that we join together to encourage Pennsylvanians to save for retirement before it’s too late. Several states have similar plans. 

Senator Eichelberger and I are demonstrating that Democrats and Republicans do work together on meaningful legislation.

Gun Buy BackGun Buyback Program

Bring your gun and get a gift certificate at our October 15 gun buy back event.  Guns in the home contribute to many child deaths each year.  Please come to Simons Recreation Center, 7200 Woolston Avenue between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Police officers from the 14th and 35th Police Districts will oversee the buyback. Individuals who bring in firearms for the program will receive a gift card, no questions asked. Contact my district office for more information on the gun buyback program.

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Expungement Clinic

ExpungementMy office will be hosting an Expungement and Sealing Clinic on November 12 at Waterview Recreation Center, 5826 McMahon Street, Philadelphia. 

You may be eligible to have prior arrests and/or old misdemeanor convictions removed from your legal record and/or sealed from the general public.

Please call to register (215) 242-8171.

Watch step-by-step video tutorial Voter Registration Deadline is October 11

Register to vote in this year’s general election by Tuesday, October 11. Contact my district office if you need assiatance in registering to vote. You can also register on-line.  Click here for a step-by-step video tutorial to guide new registrants through the process.

Remember, my office is here to serve you. Contact us for notary services, SEPTA senior passes and more. Call my office for more information.

Dare to Care,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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