MPC joins civic advocates to call for pension reform
"Getting Illinois on sound financial footing is critically important not only to run state government day-to-day, but also for long-term economic stability that attracts businesses and supports vibrant communities," said MarySue Barrett, MPC president. on Jan. 3, when she joined advocates including The Civic Federation and Better Government Association to call on Illinois lawmakers to forge a long-term solution to the state's pension funding crisis. While we were disappointed that a solution wasn't hammered out during the lame-duck session, we are encouraged by progress on the House proposal and Sen. Cullerton assigning Senate Bill 1 to a pension package. Pension reform is job number one this session – Illinois’ economic future is dependent on it. Read the joint statement.