Hearings on pension funding and Amtrak funding are happening in Springfield today. We discuss these issues and more with Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky.
Two representatives from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration, Mike Mahoney, policy adviser for revenue and pensions, and Kim Fowler, a Rauner attorney, addressed the House Personnel and Pensions Committee during a hearing this afternoon. Fowler and Mahoney addressed concerns from the committee over the governor’s proposal and faced questions about how his plan would meet constitutional standards after Friday’s pension ruling. Watch the hearing.