We need to tackle the big problems…
…and the most urgent is the pension squeeze.
- Halt the increasing pension pressure on the budget and its far-reaching effects NOW because it can’t wait
- Ensure retirement security for our teachers and others
- Secure the Illinois that we want for our kids and grandkids and future generations
Press on Pensions
Editorial: Dear President Cullerton, Gov. Quinn needs you. We all do.
Chicago Tribune – May 21, 2013
All in cordial terms, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. Notice the comma, rather than a colon, in our salutation. This is a personal note, just between us. Nobody else needs to know about it.
Gov. Pat Quinn met Monday with the Tribune editorial board, primarily to talk with us about Illinois’ crying — all right, shrieking — need for public pension reform. We talked about your chamber’s bill, the one the public employees unions helped write, the one you say could save the state $46 billion over the next 30 years. We also talked about the bill the House has passed and sent to you, the one that instead would save the state $150 billion.
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