The day of reckoning that wasn't. State Rep. Tom Cross and State Sen. Christine Radogno join us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm with insight into what went wrong with the governor's special session.
Instead of passing comprehensive pension reform, the Illinois House voted down the only proposal before them -- and even that would only have affected the smallest of the state's five pension systems.
The plan, proposed by House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) would have ended pensions for state legislators elected after 2013, saving $111 million. The state's unfunded pension liability is over $83 billion.
Currie said the plan was a first step in larger reform, but the appeal did not garner enough votes to even bring it to the floor of the House. The plan was defeated 54-53 as an amendment to an earlier pension bill.
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