llinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November: Amendment would make it tougher for governments to sweeten benefits for public employees
May 4, 2012
By Alissa Groeninger
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on the November ballot following the Senate's 51-2 vote. The House previously approved the measure, sponsored by Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both Chicago Democrats.