SENATE DEMS NEEDED GOP TO PASS PENSION REFORM

Illinois Review –

SPRINGFIELD – With only 20 Democrats voting for the pension reform plan Tuesday, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has 10 Republicans to thank for getting SB 1 past the Senate. Unions staunchly opposed the plan and demanded those they put into office oppose SB 1. It is unlikely that Cullerton could have twisted enough Democrats’ arms to get the plan to the governor without endangering his super- majority. The Senate numbers worked out this way:

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