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[10 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Eric Allie on the recent action at the Illinois Supreme Court, and what that forebodes for their upcoming ruling on the state’s recently-passed pension “reform” bill.

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[26 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s tough to get average Joes and Susans interested in the state’s $80 billion in unpaid pensions. People are too busy working, feeding their kids, and paying their bills to pay too much attention. But it’s urgent that we focus…

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

MARION–A new report by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that many retired government employees of Williamson and Jackson County receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed average annual wages of workers in the private sector. ‚ÄúThese outrageous government-employee pensions…

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

I give Emanuel credit for saying the right things about labor costs and pensions. He would reform the health care system for city employees, consider requiring a bigger contributions from currently working employees and fixing the pension system. Go, Rahm….

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[28 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

( Tribune photo by Antonio Perez / October 23, 2008 ) Former Gov. Jim Edgar and former Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch hold a press conference at the Thompson Center in Chicago to urge Illinoisans to vote "no" on the…

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Jim Nowlan is an experienced hand at state government, having served in it and having observed it as a scholar. His commentary here is one of the best, clearly stated summaries of Illinois’ financial problems. It pessimistic about how the…

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[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City’s public schools, makes a common sense suggestion that would reduce the public’s burden of financing overly generous pension benefits while giving teachers what they say they want: Equity (better) pay when they…

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[4 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

It’s about time that organized employees in the private sector are beginning to realize that they, too, are coughing up for the generous benefits paid to public sector employees. Reports the Wall Street Journal: The notion that Wall Street and…

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[4 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Reports the New York Times: Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective…

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[4 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Reported the Rockford Star-Ledger: When it comes to pensions in Illinois, a day can mean all the difference in the world.Thanks to the eight-month span between Gov. Pat Quinn’s approval of a pension reform bill last spring and its implementation,…