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That Was Then, This is Now: Teachers Unions Backed Pension Raids

Rich Miller 31 May 2012 No Comment

From the Daily Herald

Teachers unions have protested cuts to their benefits, saying it was lawmakers’ actions, skipping payments into pension funds, that created the debt.

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno shot back during a hearing, presenting old paperwork from 2005 showing that both the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers supported skipping the payment then.

 

From Capital Fax

I asked the Senate Republicans for the list of proponents and opponents of the bill which allowed the state to skip pension payments. Here it is…

SB 27 Proponnents:

Rich Frankenfeld, IEA “testimony if necessary”
Derek Blaida, CPS
Steve Preckwinkle, IFT “testimony if necessary”
Laura Arterburn, IFT
Michael McGann SEIU
Kurt Anderson SEIU

Opponents:
Randy Witter, Retired State Employees Association
Martin Noven, Treasurer’s office (Topinka)

HT Rich Miller

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