Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ideas about how to change government-employee pensions are getting extra scrutiny in Springfield.
Rauner wants employees to be moved into less-generous plans for future pension benefits.
So far, it’s just something he’s talked about. Democrats who’ve long focused on pension issues say that needs to change.
Sen. Daniel Biss, of Evanston, is calling for an actuarial analysis. He also says the idea that legislation would be passed and make it through the inevitable court challenge any time soon is a “fantasy."