Why Is Allyson Schwartz Collecting an $18,000 State Pension?

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz has a net worth of between $1,494,044 to $3,661,000, according to Open Secrets. She has an annual salary of $174,000, for her work at a U.S. Representative. She’s also collecting $18,340 year from a state pension, courtesy of the PA taxpayer, ABC 27 reminds us. Even though she’s not even close to retired, she began collecting her pension check way back in 1998, when she turned 50, six years before she decamped for Washington. Because that’s when all state legislators start getting their pension checks. Sweet deal, huh? Reminds me of a certain pension problem hitting a little closer to home. [ABC 27]