New Illinois Amendment to Slow Pension Increase: Useful or Meaningless?

For years, state lawmakers freely boosted pension benefits for public employees. Now that the state is beyond broke and desperately trying to figure out a way to keep those pension funds solvent, lawmakers want voters to make it harder for them to pass future pension sweeteners.

A constitutional amendment referendum on the November ballot would require a two-thirds majority to enhance pensions. What a meaningless proposal, says The Southtown Star columnist Phil Kadner

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