Illinois pension reform

Labor-Backed Research
5:37 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Study: Pension Reform Proposal Flawed

Credit Rich Egger

The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension shortfall would undermine the retirement security of government employees

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Governor vs Legislative Leaders
3:54 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Lawsuit Filed Over Paycheck Veto

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate have filed a lawsuit over Governor Pat Quinn’s veto of legislative salaries.

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Also Against Pension Cuts
6:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

A public employee union in Illinois is criticizing several university presidents for backing a pension reform plan that includes cuts to benefits and a proposal to shift costs to university employees.

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Quinn Uses Veto Power
4:06 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Illinois Governor Stops Lawmaker Pay

Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois lawmakers have repeatedly missed Governor Pat Quinn's deadlines for fixing the state’s pension systems, so he is using his veto power to prevent legislators from getting paid.

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Ongoing Saga
5:56 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Illinois Pension Committee Will Miss Deadline

A rare bipartisan committee comprised of equal members of the Illinois House and Senate met for the second time in Chicago to discuss possible solutions to Illinois' underfunded pension systems.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

The leader of a special legislative panel formed to come up with a solution to Illinois’ pension crisis said there's no way to meet the governor’s July 9 deadline.

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