4 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
Do the federales get involved like this often?
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) dissed the pension deal brokered last week by the Illinois legislative leaders and is scheduled to be voted on this week:
"The Illinois General Assembly shouldn't pass a bill that neither lawmakers nor the voters have had time to read. What we do know is that this legislation relies heavily on accounting gimmicks, fails to prevent a permanent income tax hike, and falls short of finding the savings needed to solve Illinois' fiscal crisis. There will be no federal bailout for the state of Illinois, so legislators must get this right."