SPRINGFIELD – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s 40-16 passage of pension reform legislation.
“This year members of the General Assembly have demonstrated a commitment to tackling the state’s overwhelming pension deficit. Today we, as a state, are closer to pension reform than ever before.
“I thank Senate President Cullerton for bringing unions and other important parties to the table to negotiate legislation that gives retirees the ability to have a voice in their pensions.
“I appreciate the leadership of both President Cullerton and Speaker Madigan as they continue to work on this important issue. I appreciate the courage of members of the House and Senate who have voted in support of pension reform.”