Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dumping attempts at compromise on public-pension reform and is proposing a commission recommend fixes to $96 billion that would become law unless the Legislature rejects it.
“It is very clear on lots of different indicators that the American public school education system is really struggling right now,” Rhee said.
A longtime critic of local control of the St. Louis Police Department is raising critical questions about the selection of the new Chief, Sam Dotson.
Illinois lawmakers have been called back to the Capitol with orders to work on the state’s massive pension problem.
Current firefighters already threatening legal action if passed.
Trustees of the Fireman’s Retirement System of St. Louis are suing to block Mayor Francis Slay’s plan for a pension overhaul.
Bill amended so city wouldn’t take control until new system is in place
Opponents claim bill would give Mayor Slay free hand to make future changes to pensions.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is looking to cut pension benefits for city firefighters.
African-American firefighters say they’ve been left out of the process