State Rep. David McSweeney pushes bill to end lawmaker pensions

State Rep. David McSweeney has launched another attempt to pass a law that would eliminate the option to join the state pension system for new legislators in Springfield.

House Bill 293 aims to prevent newly appointed or elected lawmakers from participating in the General Assembly Retirement System beginning at the start of the next General Assembly in 2020.

McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, voluntarily opted out of the state pension system when he became a lawmaker. He contends that legislators receive “excessive benefits” compared with other public servants.

Read more at the Northwest Herald

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