- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Debate in the state House of Representatives on legislation to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania’s large public-sector pension plans is on hold.

Republican floor leader Dave Reed abruptly stopped the session Thursday after Rep. Gene DiGirolamo sought to have the Senate-passed bill moved to a committee for further study.

DiGirolamo wants more time to study a new independent report on the bill before the House considers amendments.

A House Republican spokesman says debate will resume Friday, after reports from the Public Employee Retirement Commission are available.

The pension bill would restructure benefits for newly hired teachers and state workers.

The pension proposal and changes to the state liquor system are being debated along with the state budget, now nearly six months overdue.

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