Divide and conquer on pensions? « Fred Klonsky

23 May

Rich Miller, who puts out the authoritative CapitolFax, reports in a copyrighted story that a fight has developed between Governor Quinn and some legislative leaders over the tactics of dealing with state pensions.

Some legislators, who are terrified of the electoral repercussions of voting against teachers before the November election want to separate out TRS from the other state and university employee pensions.

Why?

University employees tend to be concentrated in pockets while teachers are dispersed throughout the state in every legislative district.

Governor Quinn is trying to prevent the move to delay.

This is an interesting problem for union leadership which has been focused on trying to slow sown what they call fast-tracking any pension bill.

But fast-tracking may spell defeat for any pension bill, while a delay until after the November elections will free up legislators to do their evil deeds.

Tough call.

In the mean time, make your phone calls anyway. That’s the immediate and necessary thing.

via Divide and conquer on pensions? « Fred Klonsky.

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