Pension Reform Bill Update

The Illinois Senate this week passed a union-backed pension reform bill on a 40-16 vote but the measure’s fate is uncertain in the Illinois House where that chamber had earlier passed its own plan to solve the state’s public employee pension crisis.

The Illinois Senate this week passed a union-backed pension reform bill on a 40-16 vote but the measure’s fate is uncertain in the Illinois House where that chamber had earlier passed its own plan to solve the state’s public employee pension crisis.

Capitolfax editor and publisher Rich Miller leads of the program followed by a newmaker interview with House Republican Leader Tom Cross about the week’s headlines under the Capitol Dome.  Later, an in-depth discussion about the competing pension reform plans with Senator Linda Holmes (D) Aurora, who helped negotiate the Senate’s pension bill, Aurora and Rep. Darlene Senger (R) Naperville, the Republican Spokeswoman on the House Personnel and Pensions Committee.

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