The Illinois Opportunity Project –
In a recent post, we asked the many active, alert, informed, and patriotic Illinois citizens to send a message to the pension conference committee, demanding real pension reform.
That post led to over seven hundred email messages calling for real reform going to the conference committee.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to send those messages!
The Illinois pension drama creeps along from day to day with no sign of resolution. As we all know, when the House and Senate went home after failing to come up with a pension reform bill, they appointed a “conference committee” to “do something” about the “pension crisis.”
Governor Quinn told the conference committee to come up with a proposal by July 9, 2013. That deadline has passed. Because they failed to meet his deadline, Governor Quinn has frozen legislators’ pay until they come up with a proposal. That may move things along, but there is no way to know when the conference committee will submit a proposal for pension reform.
Since the conference committee is still deliberating, there is time to give them some good ideas to consider.