pension overhaul

Senate Bill 1
6:49 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Roll Call And Reaction To Pension Overhaul Passage

House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin
Credit Amanda Vinicky / IPR

Illinois lawmakers approved cuts to state employee pensions Tuesday. The move comes after years of stalemate over how to address the worst-funded pension plans of any state.

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn immediately declared victory and says he'll sign it into law, while labor unions promise a court challenge. 

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Legislative Pay
5:59 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Quinn Asks State Supreme Court To Appeal Ruling

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is seeking a direct appeal to the state's high court, as he tries to withhold legislators' pay.

Quinn vetoed legislators' salaries because he says they don't deserve it until they've passed a pension overhaul.

But a lower court ruled that's unconstitutional.

In a brief that asks the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the case, the Quinn administration argues that it is too early for the judiciary to intervene with his veto because the General Assembly never took a vote attempting to override him.

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5:09 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Pension Overhaul

Senate President John Cullerton

The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems. It comes a week after the House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts.

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