Darlene Senger

Unproductive Special Session
6:01 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Pension Reform Goes Nowhere; Lawmakers Go Home

The Illinois Capitol building

No pension legislation moved through the Illinois General Assembly during Friday's special legislative session.

Democrats pushed along a plan to cut pension benefits forĀ  state elected politicians and no one else, but opponents -- including Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) -- called the proposal disingenuous.

"I am not going to vote for this. I think it's a farce," said Senger.

"I think we're basically coming out and saying we're doing something and we're absolutely not, and it's a real disservice for those who live in this state."

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