The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Campus Faculty Association will not support either pension reform bill currently being considered in the Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says state lawmakers could make some historic moves by the end of this legislative session if they so choose.
The Illinois Senate has passed chamber President John Cullerton's pension reform bill, which is seen as a compromise bill between the legislator and labor.
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association said the latest pension plan from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is unconstitutional. The association warned that it would sue if the bill becomes law.
The We Are One Coalition of labor unions and their advocates has reportedly reached an agreement with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton on the issue of pension reform.
House Speaker Michael Madgian 227-page revision to pension bill SB 1 passed a House committee vote today.
The House Personnel and Pensions Committee passed a pension reform
bill to the full House yesterday, touting the bill will result in $28 billion to $29
billion in debt reduction to Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn
turned up the rhetoric on pension reform during today’s state budget address,
largely putting the blame on lawmakers for their failure to act.
During Gov. Pat Quinn's budget address today he outlined proposals to cut education spending and challenged legislators to move on pension reform.