Our Weekly Reader for the Week of 6/23/2013

There is a 10-person conference committee in Springfield trying to agree on a pension plan; eight of these voted for the Madigan plan. At a senate hearing on Tuesday, the university presidents supported a plan from IGPA. Here, once again, via SUAA is the NIU-prepared comparison of the Madigan, Cullerton and IGPA plans. The IGPA is more a list of suggestions than a bill. It goes without saying that implementation is critical.

Here are some commentaries from the last few days from (in order), Pres. Easter’s office, the Tribune, Illinois Issues, Capitol Fax. Here is an analysis from a member of the Teachers Retirement Association and a speculation on how a temporary injunction blocking passage of an unconstitutional pension law might go down.