Reboot Illinois: Constructive Solutions for Illinois Pension Debt and Budget Sanity

...“Trying to adopt a budget without pension reform is like trying to do surgery with a butter knife,” state Rep. David McSweeney, a Barrington Republican, said long before last week’s show of a faux budget confab.

McSweeney is among the lawmakers who believe pensions could be brought to a more manageable burden by restructuring the payment cycle and by trying to see if Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s notion of offering “consideration” to public workers might be doable. That involves offering workers a choice of different options that could cut pension debt, too....

Read the entire Op-ed from Madeline Doubek, editor of Reboot Illinois here.