House Minority Leader Tom Cross
The plan to make local school districts pay into their teachers’ pension systems was just too nasty and contentious.
Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.
“We are at a point in this state, in order to literally survive financially and get our heads above water.”
Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, says that’s a key component of paying down the $85 billion liability.