McSweeney: Don't Shift Pension Costs to Local Schools

CARY, IL - In response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the state’s pension reform legislation, State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says he is renewing his effort to pass a resolution opposing ongoing attempts to shift education pension costs to local schools.
“I believe the recent ruling from the Supreme Court is likely going to trigger aggressive efforts to shift billions of dollars of education pension costs onto local schools,” McSweeney said. “If these efforts are successful, we would see a massive increase in property taxes and local education cuts. We cannot afford an additional increase in property taxes. This is why I'm taking a strong stand to protect taxpayers by opposing cost shift legislation.”
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