Keeping it in place as it is right now is essentially a vote in favor of raising taxes on local residents. It was drafted more than 45 years ago, long before police and fire pension costs began to spiral out of control. Under the current Act 111, local municipalities’ hands are tied once pension and salary negotiations enter binding arbitration. Currently, arbitration decisions do not have to account for a municipality’s fiscal stability or the negative impact the award could have on its ability to keep providing adequate local services. Decisions are almost always made in favor of more benefit and salary increases, which are passed on to the taxpayer.