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Pension vote tears at
political allegiances

Chicago Tribune, by Ray Long & Monique Garcia

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/3/2013 4:09:48 AM

SPRINGFIELD— Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday are poised for a landmark vote on fixing the state´s financially out-of-whack government worker pension system, testing long-standing political allegiances among both political parties. For Democrats, a vote to cut retirement benefits could alienate public worker unions that provide campaign contributions and foot soldiers at election time. Republicans, meanwhile, were split. Hard-liners argued that the agreement doesn´t do enough to cut pension benefits for state workers, and others contended the measure inflicts too much pain on employees. Business groups jumped on board, providing Republican lawmakers with a measure of political cover. While understanding the proposal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 12/3/2013 4:48:04 AM     (No. 9637719)

Here ya´ go: Outlaw ALL Public Sector Unions! Cancel ALL previous "Union deals." Sit down with a representative of the retired folks and work out something you all can live with. NEVER EVER let the unions have any power in your State.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/3/2013 10:12:20 AM     (No. 9638138)

FTA: Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner

Or, they could have said "GOP candidate for Gov" but that would suit their bias.

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