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Making a statement: These Illinois legislators are opting out of their pension plans

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Jul 08, 2014

While the pension reform law passed last December is held up in a Sangamon County court, a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized state health insurance.

This ruling could have a major impact on the future of Illinois pension reform, the fate of which likely won’t be decided until next year.

In a Reboot Illinois op-ed this week, Capitol Fax’s Rich Miller noted:

“The Court, led by Justice Charles Freeman, did not specifically rule on the pension reform law, but declared ‘it is clear’ that all pension…

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