One suggestion: extend the temporary income tax increase, set to expire in 2015, and earmark that revenue towards paying the pension obligations.
“I think the tone and the rhetoric from a lot of people around the country on the Republican Party is inappropriate when it comes to issues like immigration,” Tom Cross said.
Gov. Quinn called legislators into special session Friday to address pensions. But nothing could be achieved.
“As much as I think it would be nice to say we’ve got an agreement on pension reform, I don’t think that realistically [is] going to happen,” Tom Cross said
The legislation would require all school boards to adopt a policy regarding student athlete concussions and head injuries.