Statement from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Pension Reform


House Republican Leader Jim Durkin:

“I am pleased we were successful in passing pension reform through the General Assembly today in order to save retirements and protect Illinois taxpayers.   This bi-partisan proposal will go a long ways towards putting our state back on solid financial footing, but it does not mean our work is done.   We must continue to demonstrate fiscal discipline over the next several years to control spending, and pay down our bills if we ever hope to allow the ‘temporary’ tax to expire and to bring jobs back to Illinois.”