Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) support a proposal to shift the pension funding burden from the state to local school districts.
But State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said there are good reasons to oppose the plan.
“It's a triple whammy for the districts,” Sullivan said. He pointed out:
1) Local districts would be burdened with the responsibility for a major expense.
2) State financial support for school districts continues to decline.