Democrats may limit pension changes to lawmakers – Government News – Crain’s Chicago Business

17 Aug

(AP) — Illinois Democrats are looking at a plan to cut pension benefits for lawmakers and no one else.

The measure would completely eliminate pensions for future legislators.

The head of a House pension committee said Friday that proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.

Democratic Rep. Elaine Nekritz says lawmakers cutting their own pensions would at least show the General Assembly is serious.

The Illinois House could vote on the proposal later Friday. Senate staffers say a similar bill has been filed there, too.

The measure would give current legislators a choice of smaller growth in their pension checks or losing their free health insurance. Future lawmakers would not get any state retirement benefits at all.

via Democrats may limit pension changes to lawmakers – Government News – Crain’s Chicago Business.

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