Apparently the Illinois state legislature is determined to “solve” the pensions problem during this session. Yet none of the options they are considering offers a real solution. All of them simply shift more burden onto state employees without dealing with the crux of the issue-the need to increase revenue through a graduated income tax. Read the story here:
See a discussion of Quinn’s proposal with a union coalition representative and Tyrone Fahner (Civic Committee) @WTTW April 26: http://t.co/aQCxg0q0 #twill
Note that Governor Quinn’s proposal is not yet in the form of a bill.
Read the text of one of the piecemeal bills, this one to limit pension payments to employed retirees :http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HB/PDF/09700HB4996lv.pdf
Read the text of the IGPA’s alternative proposal: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/system/files/SURS-Paper.pdf
Follow up with your legislators through email:
IFT Action Center: http://www.ift-aft.org/iftactioncenter.aspx
Rep: Chapin Rose: http://www.rose.ilhousegop.org/?page_id=5 (217) 558-1006