With billions in unfunded pension liabilities, what options remain for lawmakers to defuse the state’s pension time bomb?
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday announced a pension deal to reform Illinois' troubled state retirement system, but Democratic leaders in the legislature quickly pushed back on the plan. A panel of lawmakers discusses the proposal and whether it has any chance of passing the General Assembly.
Illinois legislators talk about the upcoming Fall Veto Session and look ahead to working with Bruce Rauner's administration.
Pension reform made some strides before the General Assembly went on Spring Break. What was done, and how much closer is Illinois to comprehensive reform? Carol Marin and four state legislators discuss the developments.
On the last day of the veto session, a new pension bill aimed at mending the state's $96 billion unfunded liability was rolled out. Here to talk about the ins and the outs of the bill are two of its sponsors.