For the past several years, many pension reform proposals have been presented to the General Assembly including my own reform proposal. SB1 proposed today is just as unconstitutional as the first version. Although many good things were added into the new version, I don’t believe this proposal will pass constitutional muster. The greatest risk for the taxpayers is for the state to believe it has created true reform and then come back and have it taken away later. This is a risk I am unwilling to take.
West Chicago, IL… State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) was recently selected to join a group of handpicked legislators and stakeholders from across the nation to collaborate and determine essential revisions to a guide, designed by The Council of State Governments’, which outlines the best public policy practices for state leaders.
“This guide was first implemented prior to the 20th Century,” explained Fortner. “As a legislator and a scientist I was excited to have been one of the few people selected to share my experiences in the Illinois General Assembly and to discuss possible revisions to this outdated document.”
The Council of State Governments (CSG) is an organization that brings together state leaders from throughout the United States to foster the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. The Council of State Governments builds leadership skills to improve decision making, strongly advocates for multistate problem-solving and interprets changing national and international conditions to better prepare states for the future.
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