To Pension or Not to Pension...Then What?
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has proposed reforming the state's pension system and scaling back pension benefits for future employees. Critics say that puts an unfair burden on those who work for the state, most of whom receive modest pensions. Do you think state employees deserve pension benefits that you don't have? Or does the state need a different fix for its financial situation?
Laurence Msallâ€”President of the government watchdog group, The Civic Federation
Henry Bayerâ€”Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, the union that represents state employees
Tom Mondscheanâ€”Professor of economics at the DePaul University
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