Rep. Willis on Pritzker pension plan: “We don’t want to repeat history. We don’t want to see this”
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
* As we’ve already discussed, the governor’s budget would essentially short state pension payments by $1.1 billion next fiscal year and several years into the future.
Carol Marin asked lawmakers last night if the governor was trying to skip state pension payments or not. Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford…
Trouble is, the money from all those revenue proposals are already being spent. I suppose he could use projected sales tax revenue from cannabis, sports betting and a new graduated tax on video gaming to cover pension payments, but will that be enough? I don’t think so.
* Marin then asked Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Northlake), a member of House leadership, whether Democrats were united in support of the governor’s pension plan…