A ten person committee has begun the process of coming up with a solution for ailing Illinois pension systems. State Senator and republican candidate for governor in 2014, Kirk Dillard, says the fix is long overdue. He says the governor promised Illinoisans that lawmakers would not leave Springfield in July of 2013 without a solution.
“Governor Quinn said last July that he wasn’t going to let the legislature go home until we had this done, and he let us slip out of time hopefully this conference committee that actually contains regular members not the four anointed leaders of the legislature will get it done,” said Dillard.
Dillard said this should have been addressed 10 years ago. However, he’s happy with the selection of “rank and file members of the legislature” chosen to be on the committee.