constitutional amendment http://northernpublicradio.org en Amendment Would Change Voting Rules for Pensions http://northernpublicradio.org/post/amendment-would-change-voting-rules-pensions <p>In November, Illinois voters will be asked if it should be more difficult to increase pension benefits for public employees. If approved, the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution would raise the number of votes needed to make increases to public employee pensions from a simple majority to a three-fifths vote. It applies to the General Assembly, city councils, school boards, and other public governing bodies.<br><br>Representative Bob Pritchard says the proposed amendment is the result of the current underfunding of public pensions:</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:33:24 +0000 Jenna Dooley 19952 at http://northernpublicradio.org Amendment Would Change Voting Rules for Pensions Voters to decide on tougher rules for pension increases http://northernpublicradio.org/post/voters-decide-tougher-rules-pension-increases <p>A constitutional amendment for Illinois will appear on the November ballot. The proposed change has to do with increasing pension benefits for public workers. Fri, 04 May 2012 11:37:12 +0000 Mike Moen 11172 at http://northernpublicradio.org