Illinois legislators took one of their biggest votes in a long time Tuesday, with both chambers voting to pass the pension reform bill.
Earlier: Illinois Passes Historic Pension Reform
While many praised them for solving the financial crisis created by decades of legislators failing to fully fund pensions, others criticized lawmakers for being too punitive toward suburban teachers, state employees and others, who will see less money in their pension payouts, even though they paid into the system.
Here is more information about the bill, including the 325-page text.
And here is how local legislators voted:
- Rep. John D'Amico (D) Yes
- Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R) Yes
- Rep. Laura Fine (D) Yes
- Rep. Lou Lang (D) Yes
- Sen. John Mulroe (D) Yes
- Sen. Ira Silverstein (D) Yes
- Sen. Dan Kotowski (D, Park Ridge) Yes
- Sen. Daniel Biss (D, Skokie) Yes
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