State pension efforts off to slow start – DailyHerald.com

17 Aug

SPRINGFIELD — Efforts today to find an agreement on ways to reduce teacher and state worker retirement benefits got off to a slow start as lawmakers waited for Gov. Pat Quinn and their legislative leaders to try to strike a deal.

A committee hearing scheduled to consider a plan to cut benefits for just state workers and lawmakers — leaving teachers and university employees alone — was adjourned abruptly this morning, put off while Quinn and others meet privately elsewhere.

“So stay tuned,” said state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat and chair of the House pensions committee.

State Rep. Darlene Senger, a Naperville Republican, said Quinn’s bipartisan team of lawmakers met Thursday to try to hash out a compromise. But they didn’t make much progress, she said. More…

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