25% or more of Illinois's state spending goes to pensions. And it's the disabled, among others, who see the consequences.
Why, indeed, should people care about pensions in these states?
Reforming Illinois' Tier 2 public pension benefits is great. But not by "spending" planned future savings.
Should Pritzker get a pat on the back for pension consolidation? Eh, not so much.
Is Illinois finally ready to acknowledge the need for pension reform for Tier 1 AND Tier 2?