“The vote Friday in the General Assembly to change Illinois pensions was nothing more than a political stunt. Every Illinoisan is affected by the state’s pension problems. The $83 billion in underfunded liability threatens the solvency of the State of Illinois. The problem must be resolved comprehensively and in a bi-partisan manner. This problem should never be subject to gamesmanship for political gain. ”
--State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)
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