Illinois state workers
“Just to have automatic payment of health care premiums for all that are retired is not really a good way to go.”
Illinois House Republicans voted unanimously to make it harder to increase state worker pension benefits.
Thirty-five lawmakers, including senators and representatives of both parties, sent a letter to the governor’s office urging him to make good on the union contracts he violated.
A new lawsuit could be on the horizon, given the governor’s actions Thursday to begin the process to close seven state facilities and lay off nearly 1,938 state workers.